Capitol Hill Day: Advocating for Neuroscience Research

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) highlighted the importance of advocating for neuroscience research to the SfN members participating in the 10th Annual Capitol Hill Day on March 17. Groups of neuroscientists met with members of Congress throughout the day to tell them about advances in the field and made the case for strong national investment in scientific research. Congressman Blumenauer reminded everyone to think about the big picture —bringing awareness to Capitol Hill and encouraging the representatives to join the Neuroscience Caucus. Congressman Blumenauer established the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus in 2010 to build awareness of the intrinsic role brain research plays in understanding ourselves and our society, to help communicate the progress and the benefits of brain research, and to help inform federal policy.  “Research and work being done in the…

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