The 117th Congress will adjourn for August recess soon. The House will be out from July 29 to September 12 and the Senate will adjourn from August 8 to September 5. During this time, Representatives and Senators will be in their home districts. This is our opportunity to act and contact them when they are at home in their districts and ask them to support the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act (MBCACA.)
This year, one of NBCC’s highest legislative priorities is to enact legislation to waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility and the five-month waiting period for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits for individuals with Metastatic Breast Cancer.
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act was introduced in the House as H.R. 3183 on May 13, 2021, by Representatives Kathy Castor (D-FL) and John Katko (R-NY). The bill currently has 210 cosponsors. On April 22, 2021, Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced S. 1312 in the Senate. The bill currently has 28 cosponsors.
Now we want to build on the broad bipartisan momentum of these bills and get them passed in this Congress. There are actions you can take to help us reach this important goal:
ACTIVITIES FOR REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS WHO ARE CURRENTLY NOT COSPONSORS OF H.R. 3183/S. 1312
In the House
Please have your Representatives fill out this Google Form to cosponsor H.R. 3183.
In the Senate
Please have your Senators contact Christopher Mewett firstname.lastname@example.org in Sen. Chris Murphy’s (D-CT) office or Haley DeHaes Haley_DeHaes@ernst.senate.gov in Sen. Joni Ernst’s (R-IA) office.
ACTIVITIES FOR REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS WHO ARE CURRENTLY COSPONOSRS OF H.R. 3183/S. 1312
If you have any questions or need additional resources/talking points/contact information, please contact email@example.com.
As always, thank you for your important advocacy on behalf of the National Breast Cancer Coalition and our mission to end breast cancer!