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More Support for Lung Cancer Legislation as Lung Cancer Awareness Month Draws to a Close

A Dozen More Elected Leaders and Organizations Are Added To The Growing List Of Supporters Of The Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act

Washington, DC [November 30, 2011] -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced more additions to the growing national network of support for federal action on lung cancer as 2011 Lung Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close. Backing continues to cover a broad spectrum of interests, ranging from congressional support on Capitol Hill to national medical and international research organizations, to veterans and labor groups, and to public health advocates are now on record.

New additions joining in support of the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act, S. 752 and H.R. 1394 respectively, first-ever legislation calling for a coordinated and comprehensive federal plan to address all aspects of lung cancer includes:
Rep. Doris Matsui [CA-5]
Rep. Luis Gutierrez [IL-4]
Rep. Stephen Lynch [MA-9]
Rep. Melvin Watt [NC-12]
Rep. G.K. Butterfield [NC-1]
Rep. Donald Payne [NJ-10]
Rep. Jim Moran [VA-8]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [NY-14]
Rep. Jim Costa [CA-20]
Rep. Ruben Hinojosa [TX-15]

American Legion
St. Vincent Cancer Care

This brings to date 48 national and international groups who have publicly come out in support of the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act (LCMRA).  The number of Senators totals 23 and the number of Members of Congress totals 46.

“The continued growing support for federal action is particularly heartening as clearly our work this November has increased awareness about the need to see a more compassionate and comprehensive plan developed for all aspects of lung cancer”, said Laurie Fenton-Ambrose, LCA President and CEO.  “We are grateful to all who have responded to our outreach and have said YES – we want to work with you -- together -- to give hope to this community and improve outcomes for all who are touched by lung cancer,” she said, adding that “LCA will continue to provide updates on additions to the national network of supporters.”

To see the full list of Supporters, click here.
To read the full press release, click here.
To see the current House cosponsors, click here.
To see the current Senate cosponsors, click here.
To read the legislation, click here for the Senate or here for the House.