By a vote of 217-203 the House approved the fiscal year 2012 agriculture appropriations bill (H.R. 2112). The bill includes funding for the FDA.
Today, the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense held a public witness hearing about funding needs for the fiscal year 2011 defense appropriations bill. C3′s President, Carlea Bauman, testified at the hearing about the urgent need for more funding for colorectal cancer research.
Ms. Bauman thanked the Subcommittee members for including $15 million for the Department of Defense (DoD)’s Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) in the fiscal year 2010 bill and urged them to increase the level of funding for the PRCRP to $50 million in fiscal year 2011. Read the rest of this entry »
Today, C3 joined with twenty-one groups to send a letter to Congressional leaders about ways Congress can improve the final health care reform bill to make high quality and affordable health care available to cancer patients.
House and Senate Leadership were back at the White House today for another day-long negotiation session aimed at reconciling differences between the House-passed and Senate-passed bills. President Obama is scheduled to met with Democrats this evening at the Democrats’ annual issues conference to talk about health care reform.
Congressional leaders are working to get a final compromise agreed to, and sent to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) by Friday. CBO will need 10-15 days to analyze the bill and put together a cost estimate. Members want to see a final cost estimate and analysis before voting on the package.
After 25 straight days of debate, by a vote of 60-39, today the Senate approved the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
In January, the House and Senate will begin the difficult task of reconciling the differences between the bills they have passed.
There are a number of provisions in both the House-passed and Senate-passed health care reform bills that will affect colorectal cancer patients. Click here to see a chart outlining and comparing these provisions.
There are a number of provisions in both the House and Senate health care reform bills that will affect colorectal cancer patients. Click here to see a chart outlining and comparing these provisions.