We have some exciting news. We are pleased to tell you that, over the past seven days, Congress and the President took action on four separate bills that champion the rights and health of people with cystic fibrosis.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation played a hand in each of the following developments:
- The Senate officially recognized May 2008 as National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.
- Congress passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) today. This law makes it illegal for employers and insurance companies to discriminate based on genetic information.
- The House of Representatives reauthorized the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. This program awards grants to small biotechnology companies that conduct important CF research.
These successes would not be possible without you. Thank you for your diligence and dedication.