Hearing Back from Rep. Waxman

September 29, 2009 at 5:30 pm Leave a comment

Just thought you’d like to know what my congressman is up to!

Dear Ms. Goldsmith:

Thank you for contacting me to express your support for H. Res. 727, the National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month resolution.  I was glad to hear from you.

I completely agree that we must do more to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and actively work to find effective treatments and a cure.  As you know, if ovarian cancer is diagnosed and treated at an early stage before the cancer spreads, the survival rate is as high as 90 percent.  I look forward to supporting H.Res. 727 and other efforts in Congress to promote early recognition of all forms of cancer.

One of the best ways to make progress in the fight against cancer is to adequately fund the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Throughout my years in Congress, I have fought aggressively for the highest possible funding levels to research, treat and prevent illnesses, and have stressed the importance of understanding warning signs and the necessity of early testing. Earlier this year, I joined with other concerned Members of Congress in a letter to House appropriators requesting an increase of at least 7% in funding for NIH in Fiscal Year 2010.  You can view this letter at http://waxman.house.gov/approps/laborhhs.htm, and you can be sure I will do everything I can to ensure that NIH receives these funds.

With kind regards, I am

Sincerely,

HENRY A. WAXMAN

Member of Congress

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