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Congressman Ryan Costello

Representing the 6th District of Pennsylvania

Rep. Costello Awarded 2017 U.S. Representative of the Year by National Multiple Sclerosis Society

March 5, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-06), Co-Chair of the Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus, today accepted the U.S. Representative of the Year Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society for his work in Congress to support those living with MS and their families.

Rep. Costello has been a strong supporter of research funding, and has spoken of the critical connection between research and future treatments and cures. Rep. Costello also voted to repeal the Medicare therapy cap to ensure patients have access to timely and appropriate care, and cosponsored and voted for the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, which directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to implement a strategy to support the over 40 million family caregivers in the United States.

Rep. Costello accepts his award for 2017 U.S. Representative of the Year

Rep. Costello accepts his award for 2017 U.S. Representative of the Year

“Hearing from constituents and their families who are living with Multiple Sclerosis has given me valuable insight into how to support them through my work in Congress. More research can lead to the genesis of new treatments and reducing regulatory burdens can result in life changing care – I’ve been proud to advocate for each of these initiatives in the past and will continue to do so in the future,” said Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-06), Co-Chair of the Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus. “I am honored to receive this award, but above all, I am honored to be a voice for the many families and caregivers who are courageously advocating for a cure to defeat MS.”

“Representative Costello recognizes the many factors that fold into a life with MS and has wasted no time in working toward addressing them,” said National MS Society President and CEO Cyndi Zagieboylo. “From research breakthroughs, to enhancing everyday care and support systems, the efforts led by Representative Costello are invaluable as we work toward ending MS.”

Rep. Costello with Pennsylvanians, including constituents Karen Kovnat and Sandy Carter, at the MS Society Conference

Rep. Costello with Pennsylvanians, including constituents Karen Kovnat and Sandy Carter, at the MS Society Conference

Click here for the press release from the MS Society.

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