Thursday, July 23, 2009


The House Defense Appropriations Committee has once again voted to support renewed funding of $150 million for the DoD Breast Cancer Research Program for 2010!

From National Breast Cancer Coalition

We have wonderful news! Yesterday, the House Appropriations Full Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Appropriations bill and included $150 million for the Department of Defense (DOD) peer-reviewed Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP). The bill now moves to the full House of Representatives for a vote. As always, we will keep you informed, and let you know about any actions you may need to take.

Please call Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-9), Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-17) and Rep. Steve LaTourette (OH-14) and give them a big thank you for their help in securing these important research funds for 2010.

Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) Phone: 202-225-4146 Fax: 202-225-7711

Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-17) Phone: 202-225-3031 Fax: 202-225-3393

Rep. Steve LaTourette (OH-14) Phone: 202-225-5732 Fax: 202-225-3307

NOBCCF members will be visiting these members local offices next month for a meeting about breast cancer issues and health care reform. If you live in their districts and would like to attend, please send an email to Please include your name, address and phone so we can contact you.

Please call Reps. Kaptur, Ryan and LaTourette's offices and thank them today!

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