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Engel Meets With JDRF Children's Congress Delegates from New Rochelle, Scarsdale

Engel Meets With JDRF Children's Congress Delegates from New Rochelle, Scarsdale

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel welcomed members of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Children’s Congress from Scarsdale and New Rochelle to his Washington D.C. office on Wednesday to discuss funding and support for the Special Diabetes Program.

The program provides $150 million annually for type 1 diabetes research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Continued investment in the program has been a top priority for both the Children’s Congress and Rep. Engel.

“It was great to meet with members of the JDRF Children’s Congress and discuss ways we can all support the Special Diabetes Program,” Congressman Engel said. “I recently joined 355 of my House colleagues – a remarkable, bipartisan showing – to urge Congressional leadership to maintain support for the Program. It’s thanks to the work of our young advocates, like these students from New Rochelle and Scarsdale, that Members of Congress know the value of the Special Diabetes Program. I’m proud to represent these brave young people who have come to D.C. to share their stories.”