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06.02.11   Advocacy Update - June 2011
Bart Barlogie, MD
Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkanas, USA

05.15.11   Advocacy Update - May 15, 2011

05.02.11   Advocacy Update - April 30, 2011

04.26.11   Advocacy Update - April 15, 2011

04.06.11   Advocacy Update - March 31, 2011

03.15.11   Advocacy Update - March 15, 2011

02.28.11   Advocacy Update - February 28, 2011
As you know, the Federal government is operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR), as Congress has not passed any of the appropriations bills for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011. The current CR expires on March 4. If Congress does not reach an agreement prior to that time, many functions of the Federal government would be curtailed.

02.15.11   Advocacy Update - February 15, 2011
The text of the House fiscal year 2011 Continuing Resolution was released last week and it provides cuts to the cancer research and control programs at the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration.

01.31.11   Advocacy Update - January 31, 2011
President Obama outlined his priorities in his recent State of the Union address including a medical malpractice overhaul and eliminating new IRS tax reporting requirements. He also pledged his support of action to improve the health care overhaul law. However, he does not support full scale repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

01.23.11   Advocacy Update - January 20, 2011
The House voted to repeal 245-189 the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on January 19. The symbolic vote was along party lines with only 3 Democrats [Representatives Dan Boren (D-OK), Mike Ross (D-AR), and Mike McIntyre (D-NC)] voting with the Republicans.

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