Barr’s CAROL Act honoring his late wife passes in the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVQ) – The CAROL Act, Rep. Andy Barr’s legislation to honor his late wife, has passed in the Senate.

Last year, Barr introduced legislation in the House to honor his late wife, Carol Leavell Barr, who died suddenly from cardiac death by mitral valve prolapse.

The bill will go back to the House before heading to the president’s desk.

“The CAROL Act is a tribute to her extraordinary life and furthers her incredible legacy of selflessness by targeting investments in research to treat valvular heart diseases, preventing families across the nation from experiencing the same loss that has profoundly impacted me, our girls and Carol’s entire family,” said Barr in a press release.

The CAROL Act supports research and public awareness of valvular heart disease through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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