Bono Mack Joins Baldwin, Langevin and Bilirakis to Advance Paralysis Research

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act

Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) today joined Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) in introducing the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, which will help improve the lives of and hasten better treatments and cures for people living with paralysis.

“I am proud to join my colleagues in this bipartisan effort to enhance research on paralysis and improve quality of life for the many individuals living with this condition and other mobility impairments,” said Rep. Bono Mack. “The possibilities of medical science are endless, and as we look to bring help and healing to these individuals, it is essential that we coordinate research efforts on a national level and continue to work with organizations like the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Through this effort, we pay tribute to Christopher and Dana Reeve, who were tireless advocates on behalf of all people living with paralysis,” Bono Mack said.

“We honor the activism of Christopher and Dana Reeve with this bipartisan effort to better treat and, we hope, cure paralysis and other serious motor impairments,” said Congresswoman Baldwin. “Chris and Dana used their visibility to work on behalf of families in all parts of the country who face the challenges of paralysis and impaired mobility. This legislation is part of their legacy and I’m hopeful that it will become law in this session of Congress,” Baldwin said.

“The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is extremely grateful to Representatives Tammy Baldwin, Mary Bono Mack, James Langevin and Gus Bilirakis for introducing this important legislation in Christopher and Dana’s honor. This critical initiative will advance research into cures and treatments for paralysis as well as improve the quality of life for those already living with the disability,” said Peter T. Wilderotter, President and CEO, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. “Advancements are made every day in spinal cord injury research, but enacting the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act will help to quickly and efficiently stimulate even more progress. We, at the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, urge quick passage of the Act in Congress,” Wilderotter said.