July 12 2011 Bi-Partisan Congressional Coalition Reaches Across the Aisle to Introduce the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act in the U.S. Congress

Landmark Legislation Will Coordinate and Expand National Research on Pulmonary Fibrosis

CHICAGO, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced today the re-introduction of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act (PFREA). Bi-partisan Lead Sponsors, Senators Christopher Coons (D-DE), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Michael Crapo (R-ID), and Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representatives Erik Paulson (R, MN-3) and Tammy Baldwin (D, WI-2) made the announcement during a press conference from Capitol Hill.

Also attending the press conference was Former Representative Mike Castle (R-DE) – an original co-sponsor of the PFREA together with Former Representative Brian Baird (D, WA-3, Ret.). Representatives and members of the PFF also attended.

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