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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.

01.19.11   The IMF Invites advocates in Wisconsin to Attend the 2011 Wisconsin ‘Day at the Capitol’
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For more information and to sign up, please visit: ‘A Day at the Capitol’ Information and Registration Website

Voice your support for legislation that will help increase patient access to all chemotherapy treatments!

01.11.11   The IMF has joined the Wisconsin Coalition for Cancer Treatment Access (WCCTA) and is working with them to ensure equal access to chemotherapy treatments for patients in Wisconsin. Please visit www.thewccta.org for more information.

12.15.10   Advocacy Update - December 15, 2010
Below is a summary of some of the legislative issues that IMF has followed in the second session of the 111th Congress. As you can see, we were successful on many important issues such as ensuring access to clinical trials and declaring September Blood Cancer Awareness Month.

11.30.10   Advocacy Update - November 30, 2010
Issues Congress must finish before adjourning the 111th Congress include finalizing funding for the federal government and the expiring tax cuts.

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