Celiac.com 05/25/2004 - On April 27, 2004, for the first time, individuals with Celiac Disease testified before a Congressional Committee.
The Labor-HHS Subcommittee determines how much money NIH receives each year. Having individuals with Celiac Disease provide information about the disease is critical to securing funding for research.
After hearing the testimony, Subcommittee Chairman, Ralph Regula (R-OH), asked if food labels were a problem for celiacs. Not missing a beat, Lisa offered an emphatic, Yes, then highlighted problems she has encountered. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), sponsor of H.R. 3684, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, and member of the Subcommittee, explained the bill was drafted to help individuals like Lisa, and Colin.
The celiac community has waited a very long time for this incredible opportunity.
The American Celiac Task Force is grateful to the entire Murphy family for graciously agreeing toshare their story, and for helping to make this historic day possible.
Co-Chair, Legislative Project
American Celiac Task Force