RECOGNITION OF MICHAEL MANGANIELLO'S SERVICE TO COALITION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
Mr. KENNEDY. Madam President, I welcome this opportunity to pay tribute to the impressive work of Michael Manganiello of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research, who is working skillfully on behalf of patients across America to turn the promise of medical research into the reality of new cures and better treatments. As the president of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research for the past 2 years and Vice President of the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, he has provided extraordinary leadership to community advocates for medical research. As the leader of an effective coalition to prevent restrictions on stem cell research, he is working to enable future generations to benefit from scientific advances that can barely be imagined.
Mr. Manganiello is effectively teaching both Congress and the public about the complex topic and the immense potential of stem cell research. His outreach to local communities has raised awareness for these issues to those it will help the most, millions of men, women and children in families across the country who bear the burden of debilitating diseases. He works diligently with the scientific and policy communities to realize the full benefits of current research and expand our ability to pursue promising new lines of research. His skill in working toward consensus has benefited us all.
Through his many contributions to the advancement of medical research, Michael Manganiello has made a daily difference in our nation's well-being that will become more and more obvious in the years to come. I commend him for his outstanding public service to our country.