Crapo Chairs COPD Caucus

Crapo Chairs COPD Caucus

Washington

Sen. Michael Crapo, R-Idaho, has announced formation of the Congressional COPD Caucus, which will educate Americans about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and promote policies to improve the lives of COPD patients. Crapo, who will chair the caucus, will be joined by Sen. Blanch Lincoln, D-Ark., and Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga., and Cliff Stearns, R-Fla. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 24 million Americans suffer from COPD, but only about 10 percent have been diagnosed with the lung disease.

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