National Breast Cancer Coalition

Congressional Record of Support: 2017

NBCC Comments on its Congressional Record of Support

The National Breast Cancer Coalition does not endorse candidates.

At the beginning of every legislative session, and with the input of our hundreds of organizational members and women and men across the nation, NBCC determines its legislative priorities. These priorities are developed after a great deal of research and analysis and do not include all issues related to breast cancer - only the ones that NBCC believes will make significant and meaningful progress toward our goal of ending this disease. These priorities are not set by any specific individual, but informed by the broad and diverse perspective that is the world of breast cancer.

NBCC fulfills our responsibility to educate Members of Congress and the public about our priorities through a variety of means:

  • We conduct Congressional Briefings on Capitol Hill to educate Members of Congress and their staff about NBCC and our legislative priorities.
  • We communicate regularly with the offices of Members of Congress to encourage their support of our legislative priorities.
  • We issue legislative updates to our national network of grassroots advocates urging them to contact their local Members of Congress to sign on or support our legislation.
  • We conduct an annual Lobby Day where NBCC members from across the country meet with Members of Congress to gain their support for our issues.
  • We post information about the priorities and their status in Congress on our web site.
  • We issue press releases on important action on specific pieces of legislation.

At the end of every Congressional Session, NBCC issues a Congressional Record of Support. This record is a listing of all of our legislative priorities and how Members of Congress acted on them. The Congressional Record of Support specifically describes the actions we asked Members of Congress to take on each priority. In some cases, that is a vote, in others it is signing on to a letter or a piece of legislation.

NBCC works hard to ensure that the public sees breast cancer not just as a scientific and medical issue but as a political issue as well. To do that, we issue educational tools to help voters review and analyze a candidate's position on important breast cancer legislation. NBCC's Congressional Record of Support is one of these tools.

NBCC will continue its long tradition of establishing its legislative priorities, monitoring their progress in Congress and publishing the voting records of Members of Congress.

The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) presents its Congressional Record of Support, which reports Congressional support for NBCC legislative priorities in the 115th Congress. 

NBCC legislative priorities in the 115th Congress:

What NBCC asked Members of Congress to do in 2017:

    • Ask for Priority #1: Sign a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House and Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittees requesting an appropriation of $150 million for the DOD BCRP for FY2018.
    • Ask for Priority #2: Support Guaranteed Access to Quality Care for All by opposing any legislative efforts to repeal the ACA, or replace it with something less expansive.


Choose your State from the Drop Down List below to see how your Senators and Representative measure up!


How this Voter Guide Measures Members' Support:

Signifies a Member's support of the House or Senate DOD BCRP letter.

Signifies whether the legislator voted in opposition of H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA)- which would repeal major safeguards provided by the ACA .

There are key committees of jurisdiction in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate. The Chairs and Ranking Members of these committees have broad influence over NBCC’s legislative priorities and are critical to our mission of knowing how to end breast cancer.

* Indicates Member led the "Dear Colleague" letter in the House or Senate, or is a Sponsor of a legislative bill.

+ Identifies House and Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairs and Ranking Members.

◊ Identifies Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Chair and Ranking Member.

♦ Identifies House Energy and Commerce Committee, Chair and Ranking Member, and Subcommittee on Health, Chair and Ranking Member.


NBCC Comments on its Congressional Record of Support