Legislative Activity

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Action Days 2019 Legislative Requests

The Alliance for Childhood Cancer’s Policy Committee is currently working on the legislative requests for Action Days 2019. Stay tuned for more information once the requests are finalized.

1) NIH Funding

  • Congress just approved a $3 billion increase for medical research at the NIH. THANK YOU!  Please continue robust funding for the NIH and childhood cancer research.

2) RACE for Children Act

  •  As part of the FDA Reauthorization last year, Congress approved the RACE Act to encourage the development of new drugs to treat childhood cancer.  THANK YOU

3) Childhood Cancer STAR Act (HR 820/S 292)

  • The Senate approved the STAR Act on March 22, 2018.  THANK YOU!  Please sign the STAR Act Appropriations Letter to ask for full funding.

  • The House has 364 Members signed on to the STAR Act.  Please pass the STAR Act!

*Note: Should you have in-person meetings scheduled with your Representative or Senators, refer to this Meeting Preparation document for helpful tips.

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