Highlights from the Hill – June 2016

Fight CRC’s D.C.-based policy strategist Margaret Carvin meets year-round with members of Congress and coalition partners to make sure your voice is heard. Highlights from the Hill is a monthly column featuring important meetings she’s attended and detailed information on high-priority issues. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE…

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Keeping It Brief: Funding Cancer Research

When I think about efforts to increase federal funding for research programs, the Ringo Starr lyrics “it don’t come easy, you know it don’t come easy,” play over and over in my mind. While Ringo Starr wasn’t singing about federal funding, the phrase definitely holds…

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Rep. Dent makes VA appropriations request

Fight Colorectal Cancer commends Congressional Advisory Committee member Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15) for: his work with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and his addition to an appropriations bill that would encourage the VA to use funding to research colorectal cancer (including looking into a…

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Delays in VA Affect Colon and Rectal Cancer Patients

by Emily White, Advocacy Manager THE ISSUE – THE VA SCANDAL In May 2014, watchdog media released information regarding extreme negligence within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The scandal broke national headlines after information regarding secret lists and delayed care within Arizona’s VA system was…

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What's Happening on Capitol Hill? May 2013 Update

Dear Advocates, Your efforts are making an impact. Every time you exercise your right as a US citizen to communicate with Congress, you are changing the landscape for colorectal cancer patients. We applaud you for your passion and advocacy. Has Your Representative Cosponsored H.R. 1070?…

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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…

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