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Advocacy at a Glance

August 19, 2011

Advocacy at a Glance offers you the bullet point summary of current advocacy issues associated with the goals of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA.

  • Timing of Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee FY 2012 Mark-Up.  Nothing has been noticed at this point, but a trade publication suggested the mark-up could be in early September. The Alliance is closely monitoring the legislative schedule, and will provide an update as soon as we hear something official.
  • Chairman Kohl Wisconsin Meetings. This past Monday the Alliance held three events with Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) throughout the state of Wisconsin to honor and thank the Senator for his work to strengthen FDA as Chair of the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee.The meetings occurred at the following Wisconsin-based FDA-regulated stakeholders: American Pasteurization Company, Milwaukee; Exact Sciences, Inc.,  Madison; Ocean Spray, Inc.; Wisconsin Rapids.  Participants and speakers included Wisconsin-based  patient, consumer, and industry stakeholders as well as representatives of  Alliance member organizations  from Washington, DC.  Special thanks go out to the three organizations for hosting the events as well as to all of the individuals who participated in the day’s meetings and to Senator Kohl’s staff, who worked hard to make the events possible.

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