Thursday, October 28, 2010

Alzheimer's Disease Constituent Response From Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

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From: Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2010 11:32 AM
Subject: Constituent Response From Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

Dear Friend:

Thank you for contacting me regarding funding for Alzheimer’s disease. I welcome your thoughts and comments.

On July 22, 2009, Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) introduced S. 1492, the Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Act. This bill would increase Alzheimer’s research funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from $400 million to $2 billion in 2010. The legislation would also establish a National Summit on Alzheimer’s disease to coordinate researchers, policymakers and public health professionals. Additionally, it would expand the Alzheimer’s State Matching Grant Program as well as the Alzheimer’s 24/7 call center to provide updated resources and tools for caregivers, family members and those affected in a multilingual capacity.

The Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Act has been referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, on which I do not serve. Should this legislation come before the full Senate for a vote, you may be certain I will keep your views in mind.

I am a strong proponent of biomedical research to help discover the causes of and cures for diseases like Alzheimer’s. I recently supported an amendment introduced by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) to H.R. 1, America’s Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which appropriated $6.5 billion to the NIH.

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I worked to include more than $945 million for chronic disease prevention, health promotion and genomics in the FY 2010 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill (H.R. 3293). This funding is almost a $65 million increase from FY 2009 and includes $2 million specifically for Alzheimer's disease. I also worked with the Committee to include approximately $1.1 billion for the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and strongly urged the NIA to devote more funding to clinical studies and the renewal of the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. H.R. 3293 was passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee on July 30, 2009, and is now ready to be considered by the full Senate.

I appreciate hearing from you, and I hope that you will not hesitate to contact me on any issue that is important to you.

Kay Bailey Hutchison
United States Senator

284 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-5922 (tel)
202-224-0776 (fax)

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY to this message as this mailbox is only for the delivery of outbound messages, and is not monitored for replies. Due to the volume of mail Senator Hutchison receives, she requests that all email messages be sent through the contact form found on her website at .

If you would like more information about issues pending before the Senate, please visit the Senator's website at . You will find articles, floor statements, and press releases, along with her weekly column and monthly television show on current events. You can also sign up to receive Senator Hutchison's weekly e-newsletter.

Thank you.



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