UPDATED 10:57 AM PT – Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Congressman Andy Barr (R-Ky.) introduced a bill in honor of his late wife. The Kentucky lawmaker took to Twitter Tuesday to announce he has secured more than 125 co-sponsors for the CAROL Act so far.
The bill is named after Barr’s 39-year-old wife who died suddenly in July 2020 from heart disease. The congressman said the legislation will help establish funding for life-saving research and increase public awareness about the disease.
In just one month we have added over 125 bipartisan co-sponsors to the CAROL Act and we are not stopping there!
Thank you to all my colleagues who have supported me so far. We have built incredible momentum in the fight against valvular heart disease (1/2) pic.twitter.com/kwMm9A9U5W
— Rep. Andy Barr (@RepAndyBarr) March 30, 2021
The representative said his wife was dedicated to making a positive difference in her community and he hopes she’ll be able to do exactly that through this legislation.