Support For The Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act Continues To Grow

Aug 03, 2012, 11:55 ET from Lung Cancer Alliance

Over 100 Members of Congress Are Now Co-Sponsors

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, as Congress prepares for its summer District Work Period, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced that over 100 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.

Senator Dick Durbin (IL)
Senator Mary Landrieu (LA)
Representative Robert Brady (PA-1)
Representative Steve Cohen (TN-9)
Representative Elijah Cummings (MD-7)
Representative Rush Holt (NJ-12)
Representative Jan Shakowsky (IL-9)
Representative Christopher Smith (NJ-9)

This brings the total number of Senate support to 30 and the number of Members of Congress support to 75.

"We continue to press for a comprehensive national plan to reduce lung cancer mortality by 50% by the end of this decade," said Laurie Fenton-Ambrose, President and CEO of Lung Cancer Alliance. "Securing over 100 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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