Cancer patients and their loved ones are saddened that Congress, at the insistence of the President, has for the fifth consecutive year put forward appropriations legislation essentially flat funding cancer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The President today is expected to reject his second chance to give four million disadvantaged children access to health insurance by vetoing the bipartisan bill to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) through an increase in the federal tobacco tax.
Cancer patients and their loved ones are frustrated and disappointed that Congress fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override the president’s veto of the Labor HHS appropriations bill that includes funds to provide for much needed increases in cancer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- November 15, 2007 -- Today marks the 31st anniversary of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout®.
President Vetoes Labor, Health And Human Services, And Education Appropriations Bill
Statement of Daniel E. Smith, President, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)
Support For Increased Funding For Cancer Research Strong, With Bill Passage in Both the Senate And House of Representatives
"Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle in both the Senate and the House of Representatives affirmed their support for greater government investment in cancer research this week, passing an appropriations bill that includes increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- November 6, 2007 -- Voters in Oregon and Texas today are considering important ballot initiatives that would accelerate progress in the battle against cancer.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- November 1, 2007 -- "The decision of Congressional negotiators to pursue funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that exceeds both the House- and Senate-passed funding levels is a major step forward in support of ground-breaking and lifesaving cancer research.
I commend Senators today for putting the lives of 900,000 Americans above the interests of the tobacco industry by voting to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) with a substantial increase in the federal tobacco excise tax.