Mar 30 2017

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, attended a hearing on the state of Alzheimer’s disease and questioned witness Maria Shriver on ways to better support caregivers and the need to find a cure for Alzheimer’s.
Watch or download Senator Tillis at the hearing.
“We have to think about other ways for funding and ways to be more productive with the funding we are producing,” said Senator Tillis. “I think combatting Alzheimer’s represents an opportunity for Republicans and Democrats to come together and look at some of the hurdles; whether its research, the regulatory environment, or authorization for new therapies and find ways to remove barriers to get more productivity and a faster path to treatments and a cure.”
Since being elected in 2014, Senator Tillis has been a tireless advocate for finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and supporting caregivers. Earlier this year, Senator Tillis joined a bipartisan group of Senators to send a letter to President Trump urging greater investment in Alzheimer’s research.