Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Brain Injury Awareness Month 2009

Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) is co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force.

The Brain Injury blog reported that he introduced H.Cons.Res. 40 in Congress on February 4, 2009 to designate March as Brain Injury Awareness Month (Brain Injury Association site for Awareness Month). Today (four weeks later), H.C.R 40 has 77 sponsors in the House.

H.CON.RES.40 Title: Expressing the need for enhanced public awareness of traumatic brain injury and support for the designation of a National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Sponsor: Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] (introduced 2/4/2009) Cosponsors (60)

Latest Major Action: 2/4/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the
House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

What you can do: if your representative is not on this list, please call or email them ( and ask them join as a co-sponsor of Rep. Pascell's bill to designate March as "Brain Injury Awareness" month.

We join the Brain Injury Blog and the Brain Injury Association of America in thanking you for helping Congress appreciate that brain injury is a critical public health epidemic!

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