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Updates from Washington

News from our nation’s capital shifts rapidly, so it’s important to stay up to date. Here, you’ll find the latest information on policies impacting people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. Learn how The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Parkinson’s advocates across the country are working to effect positive change for our community.


  • The Environmental Protection Agency building in Washington, D.C.

    Breaking News from D.C.: EPA Proposes Ban of TCE, a Toxic Chemical Known to Increase Risk of Parkinson’s

    The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a full ban of TCE, a toxic chemical known to increase risk of Parkinson’s disease.

  • Capitol building in Washington D.C.

    The National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act


  • The MJFF public policy team meets with staff at the Seattle Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center.

    Championing a Critical Budget Boost for Veterans’ Parkinson’s Care

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) — in partnership with our nationwide network of advocates — champions legislative action to support research and care for veterans living with Parkinson's.

  • Maryland Governor Wes Moore with Julia Pitcher

    Big “Wins” and Next Steps in State Advocacy: Your Parkinson’s Advocacy Is Making a Difference

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s (MJFF) public policy team began engaging on state-specific legislation in 2022 and has since overseen numerous legislative victories.

  • What's Going on with Health Care in Washington?

    The National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act Passed by the House

    Congress has reintroduced the first-ever legislation solely devoted to ending Parkinson’s disease.

  • NY State Advocacy Event

    New York Rallies for a Statewide Parkinson’s Disease Research Registry

    A resource for better understanding Parkinson’s disease (PD) are patient registries. The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s (MJFF) public policy team recently joined New York State lawmakers and advocates…

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