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Continuing Resolutions Threaten Funding of Key MS Policy Priorities

Congress and the White House have until November 21st to complete their work for FY20, we need you to contact your Members of Congress and urge them to come together in a bipartisan way to ensure that MS priorities are funded. 


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Dear [Decision Maker],

I have heard that another temporary or year-long continuing resolution (CR) is being considered. Please pass the appropriation bills - not passing them does a disservice to people with MS and all your constituents.

Predictable, stable funding is critical for important federal programs and services for individuals living with MS) and their families. Please pass spending bills that fund all MS priorities:

- $41.084 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH);
- $16 million for the MS Research Program at the Department of Defense;
- $5 million for the National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and
- $10 million for the Lifespan Respite Care Program to support family caregivers.

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