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House Appropriations Committee Takes Important Actions on Melanoma, Cancer Funding and Skin Cancer Prevention

May 20, 2019

On May 8, 2019, by a 30-23 party line vote, the House Appropriations Committee approved its version of the Fiscal 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations bill. The House bill provides $41.1 billion for the National Institutes of Hea …



MRF & MRA Commend Congress for $10 Million Melanoma Research Funding

September 20, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) commend the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for including $10 million in dedicated melanoma research funding in the Conference Agreement o …



Stop the Tanning Tax Repeal

September 14, 2018

Contact your lawmakers today! URGENT: The United States House of Representatives is currently considering a bill called the Save American Workers Act H.R. 3798. Included in this legislation is the repeal of the indoor tanning tax. This 10% tax was crea …



Act Now! Congress Proposes $10 Million for Melanoma Research

August 24, 2018

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) needs you right now! After more than a decade of advocacy by the MRF and supporters like you we are days away from securing $10 million in Department of Defense (DOD) funding for melanoma research! The Senate has …



Congress Proposes $80M in Cancer Research Funding

June 14, 2018

Congress Proposes $80 Million for Cancer Research Funding WASHINGTON, DC – On June 13, 2018, the House Appropriations Committee approved its version of the Fiscal 2019 Defense Appropriations bill. Included in this legislation is $80 million for the Dep …