Support For The Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act Continues To Grow

Over 110 Members of Congress Are Now Co-Sponsors

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, as Congress prepares for its District Work Period during campaign season, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced that over 110 members of Congress have now signed on as co-sponsors of the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act (S.752/H.R.1394) which is the first of its kind legislation calling for a coordinated and comprehensive federal plan to address all aspects of lung cancer.

Rep. Lou Barletta (REP - PA)
Rep. Jerry Costello (DEM - IL)
Rep. Raul Grijalva (DEM - AZ)
Rep. Martin Heinrich (DEM - NM)
Rep. Dale Kildee (DEM-MI)
Rep. Brad Miller (DEM – NC)
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (DEM - CO)
Rep. Laura Richardson (DEM - CA)
Rep. Pete Sessions (REP - TX)
Rep. Louise Slaughter (DEM - NY)
Rep. Jackie Speier (DEM - CA)
Rep. C.W. Bill Young (REP - FL)

This brings the total number of Members of Congress support to 87. There are currently 31 supporters in the Senate.

"We are grateful to these elected leaders for understanding the sense of urgency and acting to help bring about life-saving change," said Laurie Fenton-Ambrose, President and CEO of Lung Cancer Alliance. "Securing over 110 co-sponsors is a crucial milestone for our efforts to bring about more compassion and support for those living with and at risk for this disease."

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Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA),, is committed to ending injustice and saving lives through an alliance of advocacy, education, and support. LCA provides live, professional support, referral and information services for patients, their loved ones and those at risk for lung cancer; advocates for multiple millions in public health dollars for lung cancer research; and conducts national awareness campaigns.

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SOURCE Lung Cancer Alliance


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