I just received this email form the JDRF. Thanks to all of you that helped by calling your representation in D.C.!
The Senate just passed a Medicare bill by a vote of 69-30 that includes a two year extension of the Special Diabetes Program! This is the same bill that was passed by an overwhelming margin in the House a few weeks ago. The bill will now be sent to the President with a veto-proof margin in both the House and Senate.
Congratulations to all of you who have been educating your Members of Congress over the past year about the need for a multi-year renewal of the SDP. All of your meetings, letters, and constant contact have made a real impact and you should feel proud of what your advocacy has helped to achieve.
Tomorrow we will send you a list of how the Senators voted as well as instructions on how to best thank those Members who supported the bill.
JDRF Government Relations