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Senators Markey, Van Hollen, Capito and Reps. Cummings & Waters to Hold Press Conference to Highlight Availability of Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fundraising Postal Stamp

Dec 6, 2017
Press Release

Senators Markey, Van Hollen, Capito and Reps. Cummings & Waters to Hold Press Conference to Highlight Availability of Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fundraising Postal Stamp

 

United States Postal Service recently unveiled new 60 cent Alzheimer’s research postal stamp with revenue from sales going to NIH

 

Senator Markey will introduce legislation in the Senate to make the stamp available for six years

 

Washington (December 6, 2017) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), and U.S. Representatives Elijah Cummings (MD-07) and Maxine Waters (CA-43) will hold a press conference TOMORROW, Thursday, December 7 to discuss the importance of research funding and highlight the availability of a new Alzheimer’s research semipostal stamp. They will be joined by Alzheimer’s disease patients, researchers, caregivers and advocates to introduce bipartisan legislation in the Senate. The House of Representatives introduced companion legislation in June. The stamp will be in rotation for two years, while the House and Senate legislation would make the stamp available for six years.

WHO: Senator Edward J. Markey

--Rep. Elijah Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

--Senator Chris Van Hollen

--Senator Shelley Moore Capito

--Rep. Maxine Waters

--Dr. John Lazo, University of Virginia

--Dr. Beth Sharlow, University of Virginia

--Kathy Siggins, advocate

--Caitlin Moran, caregiver

--Tom Misciagna, patient

 

WHAT: Press conference announcing legislation to increase Alzheimer’s research funding by extending a recently released postal stamp

WHEN: TOMORROW, 11 AM, Thursday, December 7, 2017

 

WHERE: SVC 212, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

 

115th Congress