National Breast Cancer Coalition

Contact Your Senators Today to Save the DOD BCRP!

Update on Alert Below: As of today, 44 Senators have signed the Senators Durbin/Blunt letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees requesting that the NDAA Conference Committee reject the provisions in the Senate bill that are harmful to the DOD BCRP and all Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. If they are not on this list, please continue to contact your Senators to urge them sign the letter. See background and messaging below.  The deadline for signing is October 5! 

A similar letter will begin circulating in the House very soon so be prepared to contact your Representatives. 

Thank you for all you do! 

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Urge Your Senators to Sign on to Durbin/Blunt Letter to House and Senate Armed Services Committees and save breast cancer research!

As you may know The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2018 passed without a vote on the Durbin/Blunt amendment that would save the DOD BCRP. The House version of the bill did not include the language that would destroy these programs and the Senate and House will conference to work out the differences between the two bills. Senators Durbin and Blunt are sending a letter to the Chair and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees requesting that the NDAA Conference Committee reject sections 733, 801, 892 and 893 of the FY 2018 Senate NDAA bill to save these programs.

It is urgent that you contact your Senators and ask them to sign on to the Durbin/Blunt letter. Your message is:

Senator _____, I urge you to support the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program by signing on to the Durbin/Blunt Letter to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees requesting that the NDAA Conference Committee reject sections 733, 801, 892 and 893 of the FY 2018 Senate NDAA bill. Contact  Jessica McNiece -- Jessica_McNiece@durbin.senate.gov or Dan Burgess -- Dan_Burgess@blunt.senate.gov to add your name to the letter.

Thank you. And let us know if your Senator commits to signing.