However, today, I received a response from Senator Bob Corker (R) - Tennessee, via email, that specifically mentions the information I supplied and thanks me for my input.
Below is the body of the correspondence:
Dear Mr. Hinson,I encourage everyone to contact Senator Corker and other legislators in regards to this bill and ask them to co-sponsor this important piece of legislation.
Thank you for taking the time to contact my office about S. 981, the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research and Awareness Act. Your input is important to me, and I appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts.
My heart goes out to all of those suffering from inflammatory bowel disease. I fully understand that this is a serious and debilitating disease and I share your desire to find better treatments. The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Enhancement Act is currently before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. The information you've provided here will certainly help my staff and me more effectively look into this issue.
Thank you again for your letter. I hope you will continue to share your thoughts with me.
United States Senator
If you would like more information about the "IBD Research and Awareness Act", please feel free to contact me at any time.