Calling All Congress

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Calling All Congress

Postby Edward » Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:34 am

This is about a month old and I don't know exactly where the budget process is right now, but call anyway.

House Committee Votes to Cut Cancer Funding

On June 13, the House Appropriations Committee passed the spending bill
that will fund federal cancer programs next year. Unfortunately, the
bill carries forward the cuts from the Administration's budget with a
$39 million cut at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and additional
cuts for cancer programs at the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC).

This year, the NCI is working under its first funding cut in more than a
decade. If the cuts proposed in the House spending bill are approved, it
will be the first time in more than 20 years the budget has been cut two
consecutive years. Additionally, already under-funded programs that have
been proven to be effective in detecting and treating cancer at the CDC
are slated to receive cuts. Progress has been made in the fight against
cancer, in large part due to our nation's cancer research, prevention
and treatment programs. Continuing progress requires a sustained
commitment of federal resources. To be successful, we cannot afford to
scale back our efforts in this fight.

Please contact your Representative and Senators

Colon Cancer Class of 2002

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t's still not too late everyone

Postby Rochelle » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:37 pm

It still isn't too late to contact your state representatives regarding the threat to cutting NCI funding for cancer treatment and research. I will do my best to help anyone who needs more information. Here is some information that Edward has been kind enough to furnish me:

The two websites are and and from there you should be able to find your representative. From there you could research on NCI (National Cancer Institute) funding and NIH (National institute of Health).

Below is a link which contains names of state representatives and other information pertaining to this topic: ... mmitte.php

Rochelle :)

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