The 111th Congress began on January 6, 2009, and all legislation not signed into law before that date must be introduced again. The Arthritis Foundation is very pleased to announce that Representatives Anna Eshoo of California and Fred Upton of Michigan plan to introduce the Arthritis Prevention, Control and Cure Act in the coming weeks. They will introduce the same legislation that unanimously passed the House of Representatives in September 2008. Since it is a new Congress, there will be a new bill number once it is introduced.
Before it is even introduced on the House floor, YOUR Representative has an opportunity to indicate their support of this critical legislation by joining Reps. Eshoo and Upton as an original cosponsor. Please contact your House of Representative member and ask him/her to be an original cosponsor of the Arthritis Prevention, Control and Cure Act of 2009.