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Advocacy & Policy Glossary

Act: Legislation (a bill or joint resolution) which has passed both chambers of Congress in identical form, been signed into law by the President, or pass over his veto, thus becoming law. Advocacy: The act or process of advocating or supporting a cause or proposal. Affordable Care Act (ACA): A bill that was signed into law […]

Federal Departments & Agencies

The United States federal government is comprised of many different agencies and departments. Several of these are critical to cancer prevention and early detection advocacy. Learn more about a few of these entities below. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) AHRQ’s mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more […]

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Although it can differ from bill to bill, in general the following steps are involved when each bill becomes a law: Step 1 A bill is drafted. Senators or Representatives may work to draft a bill or a joint resolution which may become law. Simple resolutions and concurrent resolutions don’t make law but may be […]

Congressional Leadership

U.S. Senate President Pro Tempore: Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) @OrrinHatch Majority Leader: Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) @McConnellPress Majority Whip: Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)@JohnCornyn Assistant Floor Manager: Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) @MikeCrapo Republican Conference Chair : Senator John Thune (R-SD) @SenJohnThune Republican Conference Vice-Chair: Senator Roy Blunt (MO) @RoyBlunt Policy Committee Chair: Senator John Barrasso […]

Key Congressional Committees

U.S. Senate Senate Committee on Appropriations The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations is the largest committee in the Senate and its role is defined by the U.S. Constitution which requires “appropriations made by law” prior to the expenditure of any money from the Federal treasury. The committee writes the legislation that allocates federal funds to […]