Posts tagged #STARact
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month : Updates from Washington

As Childhood Cancer Awareness Month continues, we bring you a round-up of some of the biggest moments so far. Last week, the childhood cancer community came together in Washington, DC, for a series of powerful, action-oriented events.

Among the highlights:

  • Externally-Led Patient Focused Drug Development Meeting

  • Congressional Childhood Cancer Summit on Capitol Hill

  • CureFest

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STAR Act Funding Update

The House is currently in recess but will return to DC immediately after Labor Day, when they will resume appropriations work. The Alliance reports that our childhood cancer champions on Capitol Hill have been working with House Appropriations Leadership about funding the STAR Act in the final bill taken up by the full House. 

House and Senate versions of the appropriations bills must then be "conferenced" to reach consensus on a final bill that goes to the president. Our goal is to ensure that the House agrees to the Senate funding for the STAR Act.

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Authorization to Appropriation: Next Steps for STAR Act

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump signed the Childhood Cancer STAR Act into law, authorizing $30 million annually from 2019-2023 for programs and research to combat childhood cancer through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Now, we work to get the STAR Act fully funded -- and all indications suggest this process is off to a good start! On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a fiscal year 2019 spending bill that includes funding for implementation of STAR.

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STAR Act Becomes Law: $30 million per year authorized to combat childhood cancer

President Donald Trump signed the Childhood Cancer STAR Act into law yesterday, June 5th, authorizing $30 million annually from 2019-2023 for programs and research to combat childhood cancer through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Now, we move on to the next step in the process:  securing full funding for the STAR Act. Please join us in thanking Congress for passing STAR and in requesting that the authorized funding be fully appropriated.

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WATERSHED MOMENT: Congress passes the STAR Act!

BREAKING NEWS: The House of Representatives just passed the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever introduced. The Childhood Cancer STAR Act now heads to President Trump to be signed into law!

We thank our champions on Capitol Hill for leading the way toward this huge milestone for our community, and we thank each and every one of you who've reached out to your Members of Congress over the past few months -- and years!

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Childhood Cancer Action Days 2018 is Here!

On Tuesday, April 24th, over 200 advocates from 37 states will be hitting the Hill to advocate on behalf of kids with cancer and their families.

The Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research (STAR) Act, the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever taken up by Congress, passed the Senate in March. Now we are calling on the House to follow suit so we can get this life-saving legislation signed into law. You can amplify the impact of our meeting messages with phone calls and social media posts from home! (Use hashtags #STARAct and #StepUp)

Here is how you can participate:

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