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Capitol Health Call
June 14, 2016

Senate Creates Cystic Fibrosis Caucus

JAMA. 2016;315(22):2389. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.7333

Sen Edward Markey (D, Massachusetts) and Sen Chuck Grassley (R, Iowa) launched the Senate Cystic Fibrosis Caucus in April.

About 30 000 US children and adults are living with the inherited lung disease, for which there is no cure.

“The formation of this caucus is intended to highlight the importance of beating this dreadful, cruel disease and pledging to all those with cystic fibrosis and their loved ones that Congress is dedicated to supporting you,” Markey, who cofounded the House of Representatives Cystic Fibrosis Caucus in 2006, said in a statement (http://1.usa.gov/1pppW8I).

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