Crow Launches New Congressional ALS Caucus

June 26, 2019
Press Release

Newly Formed ALS Caucus Seeks To Find A Cure For ALS, Which Could Unlock The Key To Many Neurological Diseases 

Crow launches bipartisan ALS Caucus with Reps. Fitzpatrick, Sewell, and Calvert

Today, Representatives Jason Crow (CO-06), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Terri Sewell (AL-07), and Ken Calvert (CA-42), launched the bipartisan ALS Caucus.

The ALS Caucus will bring together members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to share experiences, exchange ideas, and work collaboratively to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The caucus was formed with the help of I AM ALS and many ALS advocacy groups, including The ALS Association and others.  

“ALS is a disease that knows no stranger. In my own family, we lost our dear cousin Jeff to the disease and studies show veterans of the Gulf War are twice as likely to develop ALS. It is clear that more research needs to be done to fully understand this vicious disease and find a cure,” said Rep. Crow. “With 15 Americans diagnosed with ALS every day, my colleagues and I are ready to find a path forward and provide a renewed focus to funding scientific research. We owe this to every member of our community who should not have to face any disease without hope for a cure.”

Earlier this month, Crow spoke on the House floor advocating for additional funding for programs working to improve ALS treatment and find a cure. You can watch his speech here.

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the body’s motor neurons causing decreased mobility and eventually leads to death. The ALS Caucus seeks to raise awareness about the challenges faced by ALS patients and their families, think creatively about policy solutions to reduce the negative impacts of ALS, and invest in groundbreaking research to end ALS.