At 10am (eastern) this morning, the President will host a bipartisan meeting at the Blair House to discuss health reform legislation. The meeting will be broadcast live – C‑SPAN coverage begins at 9:45am ET on C‑SPAN3, C‑SPAN.org and C‑SPAN Radio. The entire meeting will also be streamed live on www.WhiteHouse.gov.
The California Colorectal Cancer Coalition (C4) is looking for Californians who’ve been impacted by colorectal cancer – survivors, caregivers, friends and family – anyone interested in fighting this disease to participate in their 2010 Lobby Day on March 10.
Join with C4 and help bring the message about the importance of colorectal cancer screening to California state senators and assembly members. All you need is passion for defeating this disease; no experience is necessary. Read the rest of this entry »
Representative Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA), recently introduced a resolution regarding women and colon cancer (H.Res. 1053). Also known as colorectal cancer, colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths.
Colorectal cancer affects both men and women, and Representative Dahlkemper’s resolution helps to dispel the myth that this disease affects only men by explaining the impact of the disease on women in the United States. Read the rest of this entry »
C3 is working with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to organize meetings over the President’s Day District Work Period with Senators and Representatives to ask for their support for increased federal funding for cancer research and cancer control programs.
You may not be able to travel to DC in March to participate in the 2010 Call-on Congress, but this is your chance to meet with your representatives and talk with them about the importance of increasing federal funding for cancer research. Read the rest of this entry »
The fiscal year 2011 budget process got underway today when President Obama sent Congress his budget proposal. The President’s $3.8 trillion budget includes a three-year freeze on non-security discretionary spending in order to save about $250 billion over 10 years and start narrowing the $1.6 trillion gap between proposed budget outlays and tax receipts. The freeze caps the overall level of spending so that some programs get increases (for example, cancer research at NIH and NCI receives a funding increase), while other programs (including some of the cancer control programs at the CDC) are cut. The freeze comes on top of a proposal to eliminate, or scale back, 120 programs in order to save more than $20 billion.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued the following statement of support,
“[u]nder this budget, we will provide the health and human services that Americans depend on more effectively, slashing waste and focusing programs on results. And we’ll make many of the necessary investments our country has been putting off for years, including investments in fighting health care fraud, strengthening our public health infrastructure, and getting serious about health and wellness,” said Sebelius. “This budget is a big step toward a healthier, stronger America.” Read the rest of this entry »