Enzi Chosen as Congressional Honoree for Dedication on Autism Legislation

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The Autism Awareness Gala designated U.S. Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming as a congressional honoree earlier this month in recognition for his years of work on legislation to help those with autism and their families.

As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Enzi has worked with his colleagues on legislation to ensure that there are effective programs in place to meet the needs of people with autism and their families. He was Chairman of the HELP Committee and a co-sponsor of the Combating Autism Act of 2006 – the first law passed by Congress that uniquely focused on autism spectrum disorders.

Enzi was also a lead sponsor of the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act in 2011 and the next reauthorization of the law, named the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support (CARES) Act. The annual event is hosted by the State of Qatar in partnership with Autism Society of America.


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