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February 15, 2022

NBCC’s 2022 Legislative and Public Policy Priorities

NBCC has made a real difference in public policy over its long history. From the DOD peer reviewed breast cancer research program, to policies that expand access to care, to making certain an educated advocate voice is at the table, NBCC has led the way. Our success depends upon our grassroots network and our advocate leadership. Each year NBCC’s Board of Directors looks carefully at current issues in breast cancer, responds to issues raised by our members and evaluates how to address our mission. Following that process, the Board approved our 2022 Legislative and Public Policy Priorities in late January.

NBCC focuses its work on issues that will have a significant impact on breast cancer and those that are broad in scope and focused on changing systems of breast cancer research and access to care. Our 2022 legislative and public policy priorities are as follows:

Legislative Priorities

  1. Level funding ($150 million) for the Department of Defense (DOD) Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) for FY2023
  2. Passage of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act (S.1312/H.R.3183)
  3. Preservation of the Medicaid Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program

Public Policy Priorities

  1. Guaranteed access to quality care for all
  2. Access to affordable and effective therapies
  3. Ensure the participation of educated patient advocates in science, research and all levels of health care decision-making

You can read more about NBCC’s legislative and public policy priorities here.

Take Action
We need your voice on Capitol Hill. You can show your support for the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act (S.1312/H.R.3183) by sending personalized messages to your Members of Congress. Visit the NBCC Action Center and urge your Members to cosponsor this lifesaving legislation with just a few clicks.

Upcoming Townhall Meetings Happening Near You

Attention Pennsylvania and Washington advocates: representatives in your states will be holding upcoming town hall meetings. Townhall meetings are a great way to be heard by your lawmakers in the district. Whether virtual or in-person, townhalls offer an additional platform to get NBCC’s legislative and public policy priorities in front of legislators. The upcoming town hall meetings are listed below:

Pennsylvania

On Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 6:00 pm EST, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA-16) will host a telephone townhall meeting. Get more information here.

Washington

On Friday, February 18, 2022, at 10:30 am PST, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05) will host a townhall meeting in Fairfield, WA. Get more information here.

On Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 4:30 pm PST, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05) will host a townhall meeting in Nine Mile Falls, WA. Get more information here.

On Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 11:30 am PST, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05) will host a townhall meeting in Elk, WA. Get more information here.

On Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 3:00 pm am PST, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05) will host a townhall meeting in Newport, WA. Get more information here.

On Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 10:30 am PST, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05) will host a townhall meeting in Spokane Valley, WA. Get more information here.

On Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 1:30 pm PST, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05) will host a townhall meeting in Liberty Lake, WA. Get more information here.

Please let us know if you participate and what response you receive.

Register for the 2022 NBCC Advocate Leadership Summit

Registration and fundraising are now open for NBCC’s 2022 Advocate Leadership Summit.

  • When: April 30 – May 2, 2022
  • NBCC’s Annual Lobby Day on May 3
  • Where: Park Hyatt Hotel, Washington, DC

NBCC’s Annual Advocate Leadership Summit provides unparalleled training and education for advocates who want to gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to challenge science and medicine and make a difference in our mission. These training sessions will give you the tools you need to take a leadership role in breast cancer advocacy.

Following these training sessions, advocates can lobby on behalf of NBCC’s legislative and public policy priorities. Lobby day gives advocates the opportunity to exercise their civic participation while making an impact on Capitol Hill.

We can’t wait to see you in person! Register today and stay informed through our website.

Join Us

NBCC increases federal funding for breast cancer research, monitors how research funds are spent, expands access to quality health care, and ensures that trained advocates are able to influence all decisions affecting breast cancer. Join NBCC and thousands of others today by ensuring breast cancer remains a priority for Congressional and state policymakers. Join our efforts today.