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Move H.R. 1197 to the House Floor for a Vote

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Move H.R.1197 to the House Floor for a Vote

Dear [Decision Maker],

As a supporter of the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC), I'm asking you to urge your colleagues to report H.R. 1197, Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act out of the Energy & Commerce Committee - and move it to the floor for a vote.

H.R. 1197 was introduced by Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL-14) and Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC-2) on March 6, 2015. Today the bipartisan bill has over 265 cosponsors, including more than 60% of the members on the Energy & Commerce Committee- which is the sole committee of jurisdiction. The bill does not require additional federal funding; rather it focuses on leveraging existing research and technologies to help end breast cancer.

H.R. 1197 focuses on identifying strategies for the primary prevention of breast cancer, and preventing metastasis which is responsible for over 90% of breast cancer deaths. It would create a 10 person commission which would include representatives of: biomedical research, business, breast cancer advocacy, and other disciplines, who have demonstrated an ability to be innovative. The commissioners would be tasked with identifying existing opportunities, tools, technologies and ideas that are not currently being prioritized for breast cancer by the public and private sectors- but which hold true promise in ending breast cancer.

The commission would not duplicate the efforts of other government agencies and programs, but instead it would help ensure our nation's limited research dollars are leveraged to accelerate progress already begun. The commission would have annual congressional oversight, receive an external review by the Institute of Medicine and has a 5 year sunset trigger.

The Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act is bipartisan, non-controversial, does not require additional federal funding and will accelerate the progress already made towards ending breast cancer. I am asking you to urge your colleagues to report H.R.1197 out of committee- and move it to the floor for a vote.

I look forward to your response regarding H.R. 1197, Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act. Please feel welcome to contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]

 
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