Statement by the Defense Health Research Consortium
On the Passing of Senator John McCain
The Defense Health Research Consortium (DHRC) pays tribute to the exemplary career
of Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and his devotion to his family, his country, and the men
and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Senator McCain was the
embodiment of courage, tenacity, passion and service, and he will be greatly missed in
the U.S. Senate.
Senator McCain challenged us to do a better job explaining to Congress and the
American public the importance of DoD medical research to the warfighter, veterans,
military families and national security. The DHRC also appreciated his boundless
energy and determination in ensuring that the Defense Appropriations Act, which funds
the defense health research programs, was enacted into law every year.
The Consortium and its 39 member organizations will greatly miss Senator John
McCain, and we send our deepest condolences to his family and friends who are
grieving his loss.