Colorectal Cancer Gains Funding in New Appropriations Bill

Advocates, Your hard work in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 really paid off!!! Last week, the House and the Senate completed action on the FY2015 spending bill and officially adjourned the 113th Congress. The bill will keep the federal government running until spring, and the president has already signed the bill into law. For the first time…  Read More

Cuts have consequences

You may start hearing the word “sequestration” a lot over the coming months. It’s a big word that might not mean a whole lot to you now, but make no mistake – it could have a big impact on your life. To sequester means to set apart or to take something away until a debt has…  Read More

You Did It! Colorectal Cancer Funding Spared the Budget Ax

This weekend, Congress completed work on a large spending bill that maintains funding for colorectal cancer research and prevention. In the current budget-cutting environment, holding the line on research and prevention programs is a remarkable accomplishment and reflects the power of grassroots advocacy. I congratulate the Fight Colorectal Cancer volunteers who took action this year to…  Read More

Cancer funding decision delayed. Time to take action, advocates!

Earlier this month, the House Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education Appropriations Subcommittee announced that it has postponed consideration of its fiscal year (FY) 2012 spending bill until September. Delayed consideration of this bill, which funds the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), gives colorectal cancer…  Read More

House Approves Colorectal Cancer Research Funding for Fiscal Year 2012

This afternoon, by a vote of 336-87, the House passed the Fiscal Year 2012 Department of Defense Appropriations bill (H.R. 2219). The bill includes funding for critical national security needs while also providing essential funding for health and quality of life programs for the men and women of the Armed Services and their families. The final…  Read More

Full House to Vote on Colorectal Cancer Research Funding Next Week

This week the House Appropriations Committee approved $223 million for cancer research, including $12.8 million for the Department of Defense’s Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) that funds colorectal cancer research. Next week, the full House will consider the bill. During consideration of the bill by the full House, there may be amendments offered to eliminate…  Read More