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Update: Maloney PRCRP Letter Submitted to House Appropriations Committee

In September, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), a vocal advocate for federal melanoma research funding, drafted a letter asking the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Defense Subcommittee agree to the Senate level for the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) in conference on the final version of the Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations bill. This would bring the funding level for the program to $50 million. 
 
If passed, this would mean a significant increase in funding available for melanoma research and other rare cancers included in this program.
      
Thanks to the efforts of our advocates and others in the melanoma community, the letter was signed by 20 additional members of Congress!
 
Click here to view the MRF’s September call to support Representative Maloney’s request.
 
Below is a list of Members of Congress who signed the letter:
 
Carolyn Maloney
Mike Fitzpatrick
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Colin C. Peterson
Charles B. Rangel
Sander M. Levin
Raul Grijalva
Maxine Waters
Adam B. Schiff
James P. McGovern
Carolyn McCarthy
Alcee L. Hastings
Danny K. Davis
Donald M. Payne, Jr.
Matt Cartwright
Steve Israel 
Andre Carson
Yvette Clarke
Mark Takano
Theodore Deutch
Tim Walz