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The Prevent Cancer Foundation® mourns the loss of former Rep. John Dingell

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is saddened to learn of the death of our dear friend, former Rep. John Dingell of Michigan. As the longest-serving member of Congress in history, Congressman Dingell was a champion for affordable and accessible health care for all, presiding over the House vote that approved Medicare in 1965 and playing an […]

2015 State of the Union: What You Should Know

Last night, January 20, President Obama delivered his 6th State of the Union address. The overall message was that we have emerged from a crisis to a position of strength. The President focused “less on a checklist of proposals and more on the values at stake in the choices before us.” Here are some of […]

Welcome 114th Congressional Spouses

The start of 2015 ushered in the 114th Congress. Welcome new and re-elected Congressional families! The 114th Congress brings new Congressional members, spouses and families to both the House and Senate from more than 31 states. The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program invites all members of the Congressional family to learn more about cancer prevention […]

Happy New Congress!

Today, January 6, marks the first day of the 114th Congress and 13 new Senators and 58 new Representatives will start work in Washington, DC. For the first time in 8 years, Republicans will be in control of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Senator Mitch McConnell (Kentucky) will be the Senate Majority Leader (with a 54-46 majority) and Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) will lead the House (with a 246-189 majority). Of course, President Obama will remain in the White House as a “lame duck” President.

Congress needs to give nonprofits a helping hand

Nonprofit organizations are critical to our nation’s health, well-being, safety, and productivity. Each year, charitable contributions to nonprofits totaled $316 billion in 2012. These charitable contributions allow the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and over one million U.S. nonprofit organizations, to address some of society’s most intractable challenges and provide vital resources and services to individuals, families, and communities in need.

2014 Midterm Elections

We hope you got to the polls on (or before) November 4 to cast your vote in this year’s midterm elections. The results revealed sweeping changes and important considerations for healthcare and cancer prevention and early detection. Results This election brought with it significant changes in the structure of the U.S. Congress, most notably switching […]

The Federal Budget Process…A long and Winding Road Towards Funding for Cancer Prevention

The process of funding the Federal government is mandated by Congressional Budget Act of 1974. It is a complex process that often dominates Congressional activity for months at a time. The cycle begins in February and is supposed to end with the beginning of a new fiscal year each October 1. Prevent Cancer plays a […]

Congressional Butt-In: A New Congress Provides a New Opportunity

With record cuts across the board in Congressional spending and constituents at home saving each hard-earned penny, this is not a political environment that bodes well for spending increases of any kind.  We know how important prevention is to decreasing our cancer risk and saving healthcare dollars, but does Congress?  With so many new faces […]