A single voice is often unheard but a thousand voices can shake the world.

I wanted to provide everyone with a quick update on HR2600, The National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan Act (PABI Plan Act) that will fund a $2.9 Billion, seven-year federal initiative to implement the PABI Plan. As of this week we have over 100 bi-partisan co-sponsors

Below is a list of the co-sponsors as of November 18, 2011. If you don't see your Member of Congress please Email: ted@TheBrainProject.org : the name he will email you the name/phone of the staff person to call & leave a 30-second message encouraging them to be a co-sponsor of the PABI Plan Act

Some of the highlights of the support the PABI Plan Act (HR 2600) has generated include:

• The most conservative Member of the House, Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) and the most liberal Member of the House, Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

• Five Republican Committee Chairs: Reps. Buck McKeon (R-CA, Chair-Armed Services), Peter King (R-NY, Chair-Homeland Security), Spencer Bachus (R-AL, Chair-Financial Services), Ralph Hall (R-TX, Chair-Science) and Jo Bonner (R-AL, Chair-Ethics) as well as six Ranking Democrats: Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA, Ranking-Financial Services), Howard Berman (D-CA, Ranking-Foreign Affairs), Bob Brady (D-PA, Ranking-Administration), Ed Markey (D-MA, Ranking-Natural Resources), Nick Rahall (D-WV, Ranking-Transportation) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX, Ranking-Science)

• The Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) and the Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY)

• Broad-based, bi-partisan support in the Energy and Commerce Committee: Reps. Michael Burgess (R-TX), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Bob Latta (R-OH), Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA), Gregg Harper (R-MS), Leonard Lance (R-NJ), David McKinley (R-WV), Brian Bilbray (R-CA), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Reps. Edolphus Towns (D-NY), Bobby Rush (D-IL), Michael Doyle (D-PA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mike Ross (D-AR), John Barrow (D-GA), Ed Markey (D-MA)

• GOP Freshmen Members: Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Stephen Fincher (R-TN), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Tim Griffin (R-AR), Michael Grimm (R-NY), Frank Guinta (R-NH), Nan Hayworth (R-NY), Joe Heck (R-NV), Bill Johnson (R-OH), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), David McKinley (R-WV), Patrick Meehan (R-PA), Jon Runyan (R-NJ), Steven Palazzo (R-MS), Allen West (R-FL)

• Co-sponsors of HR2600 as of November 18, 2011: Baca, Joseph N. “Joe” [CA-43], Bachus, Spencer [AL-6], Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2], Barrow, John [GA-12], Berman, Howard [CA-28], Bilbray, Brian [CA-50], Bishop, Sanford [GA-2], Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7], Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3], Bonner, Jo [AL-1], Brady, Robert A. [PA-1], Brown, Corrine [FL-3], Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26], Burton, Dan [IN-5], Capito, Shelley Moore [WV-2], Carnahan, Russ [MO-3], Carson, Andre [IN-7], Clarke, Hansen [MI-13], Connolly, Gerald E. "Gerry" [VA-11], Crenshaw, Ander [FL-4], Davis, Danny K. [IL-7], Diaz-Balart, Mario [FL-21], Doyle, Michael F. [PA-14], Farenthold, Blake [TX-27], Fincher, Stephen [TN-8], Fitzpatrick, Mike [PA-8], Frank, Barney [MA-4], Fudge, Marcia L. [OH-11], Gallegly, Elton [CA-24], Green, Al [TX-9], Griffin, Tim [AR-2], Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7], Grimm, Michael G. [NY-13], Guinta, Frank [NH-1], Hall, Ralph [TX-4], Harper, Gregg [MS-3], Hayworth, Nan A.S. [NY-19], Heck, Joseph J. [NV-3], Heinrich, Martin [NM-1], Himes, James A. [CT-4], Israel, Steve [NY-2], Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18], Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2], Johnson, Bill [OH-6], Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30], Johnson, Hank [GA-4], Jones, Walter [NC-3], Kildee, Dale E. [MI-5], King, Peter T. [NY-3], Kinzinger, Adam [IL-11], Kissell, Larry [NC-8], Langevin, Jim [RI-2], Larson, John B. [CT-1], Latham, Thomas “Tom” [IA-4], Latta, Robert [OH-5], Lewis, John [GA-5], Loebsack, David [IA-2], Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14], Markey, Ed [MA-7], McCotter, Thad [MI-11], McGovern, James P. [MA-3], McIntyre, Mike [NC-7], McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [CA-25], McKinley, David B. [WV-1], McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5], Meehan, Patrick [PA-7], Michaud, Michael [ME-2], Miller, Brad [NC-13], Moran, James P. [VA-8], Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC], Palazzo, Steven M. [MS-4], Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10], Pence, Mike [IN-6], Rahall, Nick [WV-3], Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15], Reed, Tom [NY-29], Richardson, Laura [CA-37], Rivera, David [FL-25], Ross, Mike [AR-4], Runyan, Jon [NJ-3], Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1], Ryan, Tim [OH-17], Schiff, Adam B. [CA-29], Schmidt, Jean [OH-2], Schock, Aaron [IL-18], Sessions, Pete [TX-32], Sires, Albio [NJ-13], Stivers, Steve [OH-15], Thompson, Glenn [PA-5], Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12], Tierney, John [MA-6], Tonko, Paul [NY-21], Towns, Ed [NY-10], Tsongas, Niki [MA-5], Turner, Robert L. [NY-9], Walz, Timothy [MN-1], West, Allen [FL-22], Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3], Young, Don [AK]; Primary Sponsor: Lance, Leonard [NJ-7]

I wish you all a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving

Craig Sears
The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation
International Advisory Board
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