National Breast Cancer Coalition


Update on the Amendment: We just learned this morning the amendment will officially be named the Durbin-Blunt NDAA Medical Research Amendment. Senator Cochran is also an original cosponsor. 

Please let us know if your Senator agrees to cosponsor the amendment, and advise the Senator’s staff to contact/email: 

Jessica Armao McNiece 
Health Policy Director
U.S. Senator Richard J.  Durbin

DOD BCRP in Jeopardy–Ask your Senators to Support Durbin-Blunt NDAA Medical Research Amendment 

URGENT!! We need your advocacy now! 

Senator John McCain is once again trying to destroy the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (DOD BCRP). As you know, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been introduced by the Senator and the problematic language he included in can be found here. The full Senate will be debating the bill soon. McCain has returned to the Senate to support the Republican health care actions and to move the NDAA forward. 

Action Needed: Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Roy Blunt and Thad Cochran (R-MS), have introduced this amendment to repeal the problematic language. 

We need you to call your U.S. Senators and urge them to cosponsor the Durbin-Blunt NDAA Medical Research Amendment and to support the amendment when it comes to the floor for a vote. Click here to find your Senators. 

These are the Senators who co-sponsored last year’s amendment. They should be key targets to cosponsor. 

THIS IS URGENT and we are asking you to act right away! Thank you for your advocacy to save the DOD BCRP.