Scott, Barrasso, Brown Rare Disease Day Resolution Unanimously Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) in cosponsoring a bipartisan resolution designating February 28th as Rare Disease Day. The resolution unanimously passed the Senate. 

“Every day, millions of Americans battling rare diseases inspire us with their courage and hope,” said Senator Scott. “I remain committed to continuing to invest in the research and care that makes all the difference in their lives!”

Senators Scott, Barrasso, and Brown were joined by Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Katie Britt (R-Ala.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Bob Casey (D-Penn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Chris Coons (D-Del.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Angus King (I-Maine), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kansas), Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and Todd Young (R-Ind.).


Sen. Scott has fought for commonsense legislation that provides high-quality healthcare for all Americans. His past work focused on rare disease includes:

  • Passing key elements of his HEART Act into law, which requires reporting, studies, and meetings to advance the development and FDA’s review of rare disease treatments;
  • Passing his Sickle Cell Awareness resolution in the Senate; and
  • Ushering into law his Sickle Cell and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research Surveillance, Prevention and Treatment Act.

Read the full resolution here