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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.


  • President Proposes Budget Changes Impacting the Parkinson's Community

    Congress Passes Fiscal Year 2020 Budget with Some Medical Research Funding Increases

    The United States Congress passed its budget for Fiscal Year 2020, which included an increase for medical research funding.

  • Policy Change Afoot, but How Much?

    Policy Update: The EPA’s Science Advisory Board Discusses Rule that MJFF Testified Against

    This proposed rule by the EPA would limit the amount and types of science used in determining federal regulations, including policies and programs related to environmental restrictions in support of…

  • 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.

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

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