Posts Tagged ‘Congeital Heart Futures Act’


March 18, 2009

In the words of the great Paul Harvey:

“Good Morning America! Stand by for news!”

If you remember our postings of February 10, the Funky Heart traveled to Washington, DC to join with other Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Survivors and our Cardiologists to lobby for the Congenital Heart Futures Act.

At 9:33 AM Eastern Time this morning, Adventures of a Funky Heart! received word that the Congenital Heart Futures Act has been introduced in both the House and the Senate! The Senate sponsors are Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Thad Cochran (R-MS); on the House side the sponsors are Zachary Space (D-OH) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL). The official press release from Senator Durbin’s office is HERE. The Children’s Heart Foundation has a press release HERE.

The Senate Bill is S. 621 and the House version is H.R. 1570. The text of the bill has not been posted yet, I will link to it when it is available. There are also certain to be other press releases and comments from CHD organization leaders available, I will also link to them.