Keynote: Congressional Panel-Answers in the Age of Denial

Congressman Darrell Issa serves as the current Chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. Congressmen Burton and Weldon, MD helped define the modern autism movement. Their pursuit of truth validated the vaccine connection, pointing to the corruption of the CDC as the cause. Congressman Posey continues the fight to find answers. They talk about Congress' role and what you can do to help. This is an hour presentation followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA)

Among his many achievements Congressman Darell  Issa  is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, where he serves as the Chairman. Congressman Issa was responsible for convening the most recent Congressional autism hearing, in November 2012.       

Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL)

Currently, in his third term Congressman Bill Posey’s political career has been defined by a “take-charge attitude,” according to the Washington Post. In the November 2012 Congressional hearing on the rise in autism Congressman Posey’s take-charge attitude is evident in his questioning the CDC. Dr. Weldon endorsed Posey to succeed him. 

Congressman Dan Burton (R-IN)

As Chairman of the House Government Reform Committee (later the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee) Congressman Burton held or participated in over 20 hearings on autism. A 30-year member of the House of Representative his groundbreaking work inspired a generation of parents. He delivered the first keynote address at AutismOne in 2003.    

Congressman Dave Weldon, MD (R-FL)

A seven-term Congressman, Dr. Weldon retired from the House of Representatives in 2008. A physician, Dr. Weldon was a key member of the House Government Reform Committee that investigated vaccines and autism. He was a founding member of the Congressional Autism Caucus and his work helped pave the way for continued investigations. He remains committed to helping the community and delivered the keynote at AutismOne in 2004. 

Robert J. Krakow

Robert Krakow, an attorney in private practice in New York. He founded his law firm in 1989, focusing on the trial of civil and criminal cases, and specializing in the representation of individuals injured by exposure to vaccines. Bob represents families of children with autism in a variety of venues, including insurance coverage disputes, vaccine exemption issues, IDEA education disputes with school districts, and claims of educational and medical neglect.