On Monday the House adopted by voice vote, H.Res.178, a resolution expressing the need for enhanced public awareness of traumatic brain injury and support for the designation of a National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Several Congressmen, including Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr., Co-Chairman of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force were on hand to extend comments on the house floor regarding the importance of this issue.
In conjunction with the House Resolution, President Obama issued a proclamation officially designating March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. This show of support from both the House of Representatives and the Executive branch is unprecedented in recent years. BIAA has worked tirelessly with the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force to ensure its success.