The House Passes The 21st Century Cures Act – On To The Senate

Last Wednesday the House passed with a vote of 392 to 26, a medical innovation bill known as the 21st Century Cures Act, aimed at curing diseases, with the measure securing bipartisan support after months of negotiations. The bill’s goals are to speed up the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of new drugs while also investing [...]

The Pending Omnibus Bill, The NIH and the Unnecessary Suffering It Will Cause All of Us

Below is an article that was posted by the National Journal on Tuesday on the omnibus bill that will likely pass Congress. Take note of the reference to NIH funding. “It is what we are spending tax dollars on, and where restraint is foolish and counterproductive. Funding for the National Institutes of Health is higher [...]


OK, I give up. I clearly don’t understand American politics! A new House proposal puts research funding at center of broader FY2012 budget debate, but not the way I would have predicted. In a surprise move the Republican House leaders released a draft proposal that would increase fiscal year 2012 funding for the National Institutes [...]

The House Approves the FY12 DoD Appropriations Bill – Yea

We dodged a bullet… for now! I’m pleased to report that the House just approved the FY12 DoD Appropriations Bill by a vote of 331-83. No amendments were offered to reduce or eliminate CDMRP (the Department of Defense Medical Research Program) funding. At this time we have managed to maintain the funding for the Prostate [...]

Status Update on the Budget and It’s Implications for Cancer Research

As of now, Congress and the Administration are at an impasse on FY 11 spending.  If no deal is reached by Friday, government operations will shut down.  This would impact cancer research and prevention programs in the following ways: *   Patient enrollment in clinical trials would be discontinued; *   No new grants would be awarded; [...]

The House is About to Cut Funding for Cancer Research & Prevention!

The House Appropriations Committee released revised subcommittee allocations yesterday for FY 2011. The new FY 2011 Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee allocation is $157.02 billion, which is nearly $6.6 billion (4 percent) below the subcommittee’s FY10 allocation. The House is scheduled to vote on a FY11 appropriations bill during the week of February 14. Specific funding levels and [...]

Support $1.9 Billion for NIH in the Economic Stimulus Package

At this moment, the United States Congress is in session and actively considering an economic stimulus package. It is vital that we join together with many other cancer advocacy organizations and support the inclusion of the proposed $1.9 billion allocation to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the federal agency that oversees cancer and other [...]

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