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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 […]

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.

Building on opportunities in cancer research

The Prevent Cancer Foundation was pleased to attend the Capitol Hill briefing “Building on Opportunities in Cancer Research” on December 10, 2014. Sponsored by the Senate Cancer Coalition and One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC), of which the Foundation is a member. The briefing focused on the opportunities in cancer research as well as the challenges […]

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.

Quality of Americans’ health will fall if Congress goes off the cliff

Over the past several weeks, the term “fiscal cliff” has become a household term. It seems as if you can’t turn on the evening news, pick up a newspaper, or check your Twitter newsfeed without hearing about it.  The political landscape changes daily, no hourly, about compromises and standoffs.  As the Policy and Advocacy Associate […]

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 […]