Friday, May 8, 2009

How Much Is Our Government Helping?

This article was written by a new reporter from the Medical News Today paper. This article stated that, "Congress adjourned earlier this month without the Senate or House passing bills aimed at allocating funding for research into the environmental causes of breast cancer," the CQ Healthbeat reports. The bill to have research funding for breast cancer was sent to the Senate and the House and debated by many different reps. Each had different adjustments and opinions to the bill.
The Senate sponsered by Senator Lincoln Chafee, offered 30 million dollars through the years of 2007 to 2012 for research. The House sponsered by representative Nita Lowey, would give the same amount of money for research for the years of 2006 to 2011. As the bill was being debated Senator Tom Coburn disagreed with what they were proposing to help breast cancer. He stated that they should not focus onpassing bill on specific illness and diseases but reforming bills. The House actually continued to support the cause, and are working to get the legislation passed.
I think the Senate should reconsider their idea to reform. I think there needs to be an actual bill passed to support breast cancer and its research because its affecting so many of our american people. The House and representative Nita Lowey are advocating for the bill to passed althought they have little or no support from the Senate. Although there was no definite conclusion for outcome of fundingfor breast cancer research I think there will be soon if there is persistance.

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