The NF Community thanks Senator Dick Durbin (D- Illinois) for filing an amendment (#4369) to the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). His amendment has cleared the way for critical research (including NF) that is done through the Department of Defense to continue, and not be strangled in red tape. #ResearchNotRedTape
The research community, including NF advocates, participated in a very effective TweetStorm and social media campaign to show support for Senator Durbin’s amendment which passed by a vote of 66-32.
To see the results of the Senate vote, scroll down beneath the video.
The following is Senator Durbin’s speech prior to the vote.
YEAs – 66
NAYs – 32
Not Voting – 2