This week, Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV) was named Co-Chair of the Bicameral Congressional Arthritis Caucus with Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA).
"It is an honor to be named Co-Chair of such an important caucus," said Rep. McKinley. "This caucus will work in a bipartisan way to educate our fellow Members on why Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in this country, impacting millions of Americans."
The mission of the Bicameral Congressional Arthritis Caucus is to serve as a clearinghouse for information on arthritis. The Caucus raises awareness about arthritis and educates all Members about how it impacts their communities.
"Expanding access to care and improving the quality of life for people with arthritis and other diseases has been a priority for me," said Rep. McKinley. "I look forward to continuing to work on those issues in this capacity."
"On behalf of the 50 million Americans living with arthritis, I want to thank Congressman McKinley for his continued support as a true champion for those living with chronic, painful, debilitating and costly diseases, like arthritis," said Dr. John H. Klippel, President and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation. "We look forward to our continued partnership and working closely with the congressman in his new role as co-chair of the Congressional Arthritis Caucus."