National Breast Cancer Coalition

Thank your Representatives for Supporting the DOD BCRP

Great Work NBCC Advocates!

House Appropriations Committee approved increased funding for the DOD BCRP!

Now you need to thank the Representatives who signed in support of the DOD BCRP and the Committee Chairs who approved this funding for fiscal year 2020.

Your advocacy efforts have been truly outstanding! Because of your hard work, the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and the House Appropriations Full Committee approved a $20 million dollar increase-- $150 million--for the DOD BCRP for fiscal year 2020. Your success in getting 197 Representatives to sign a letter in support of the program which was sent to House Defense Subcommittee Chairman Peter Visclosky (D-IN) and Ranking Member Ken Calvert (R-CA) made all the difference!

HOUSE ACTION NEEDED: Please be sure to thank each one of the Members in your state who signed the letter! You will find a list of the House letter signers here. The Chair and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee, Reps Visclosky (D-IN) 202-225-2461 and Calvert (R-CA) 202-225-1986 and the leaders of the Full House Appropriations Committee, Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) 202-225-6506 and Ranking Member Kay Granger (R-TX) 202-225-5071 should get special thanks for leading their Committees’ approval of funding for this program. 

We do not yet know when the full House of Representatives will vote on the Committee passed bill, but we will keep you informed. The Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee has not yet set a date for their markup, but they are striving for Committee action on appropriations sometime in June. We will make sure to let you know as soon as that happens. 

Thanks so much for your outstanding work!