RheumPAC, the ACR’s Political Action Committee, ensures that the ACR is involved in healthcare reform discussions. RheumPAC representatives have been busy attending fundraisers and educating key congressional members on the ACR’s legislative priorities.
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Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.): Sen. Boxer is the lead sponsor of the Arthritis Prevention Control and Cure Act (S.984/H.R.1210), known as the Arthritis Act, in the Senate. RheumPAC attended a dinner for Sen. Boxer in Washington, D.C. and thanked her for her leadership of the bill, which remains a priority of the ACR.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.): Sen. Murray is a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee as well as the Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Health. She is a cosponsor of the Arthritis Act. RheumPAC attended a dinner for Sen. Murray in Washington, D.C., and had the chance to thank her for her support of the Arthritis Act and discuss important issues in the healthcare reform debates.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.): Sen. Stabenow is a member of the Senate Finance Committee and a co-sponsor of the Arthritis Act and the Medicare Fracture Prevention and Osteoporosis Testing Act (H.R.1894/S.769). RheumPAC attended an event for Sen. Stabenow in Ann Arbor, Mich., and had the chance to thank her for her support of the rheumatology community.
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.): Rep. Upton is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and is the lead Repub lican on the Arthritis Act. RheumPAC attended a breakfast for Rep. Upton in Washington, D.C., and had the chance to thank the Congressman for his leadership on the Arthritis Act and to discuss important issues in healthcare reform.
RheumPAC is the voluntary, nonpartisan political action committee of the ACR. It is the only PAC that directly represents the interests of rheumatology professionals on Capitol Hill. RheumPAC works to support and elect pro-rheumatology candidates. Visit www.rheumatology.org/rheumpac or contact Katie Jones at rheump[email protected] for more information.