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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. Also learn how The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Parkinson’s advocates across the country are working to effect positive change for our community.

  • The “Excellence in Partnership” award received by the NNCSS team at the 2019 CSELS Honor Awards Ceremony.

    MJFF and National MS Society Awarded “Excellence in Partnering” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation was awarded “Excellence in Partnering” from the CDC’s Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services for collaborative work on the National Neurological…

  • Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

    Foundation Receives Recognition in Senator Floor Speech

    Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) recently spoke about an issue important to the Parkinson’s community — an out-of-pocket spending cap on medications for Medicare recipients — on the Senate floor.

  • Senator Isakson.

    From the Parkinson’s Community: Thank you, Senator Isakson

    Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Parkinson’s Disease, is retiring at the end of 2019. 

  • U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

    MJFF Testifies on Capitol Hill about Risks of Proposed EPA Rule to the Parkinson’s Community

    Earlier today, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) CEO Todd Sherer, PhD, testified on Capitol Hill before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

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    Letter to the Committee on Science, Space and Technology

    As 62 public health, medical, academic, and scientific groups representing millions of Americans, we write to reiterate our ongoing concern over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) …

  • Public Policy and Parkinson's Disease: Highlights of the Past Year and Plans for 2017

    New Legislation Could Eliminate Barriers for Medical Cannabis Research

    There are several bills in the U.S. House and Senate designed to remove barriers that impede safe and legal access to cannabis by medical researchers.

Michael J. Fox in blue sweater posing for the camera.

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