NCI’s Office of Government and Congressional Relations (OGCR) monitors and analyzes Congressional activity relevant to the institute, and facilitates relationships between NCI and Congress, other federal agencies, and the general public. The OGCR website includes summaries of current federal legislation relevant to NIH and NCI, such as legislation directly addressing cancer research and biomedical research, legislation that would affect cancer-related public health and health care issues, and appropriations proposals and resolutions relevant to NIH and NCI. OGCR also provides summaries of legislation relevant to NCI and NIH that have passed both the House and Senate and have been signed into law by the President.
Additionally, OGCR provides a “Legislative Update” to the NCI advisory boards. A current update is posted to the OGCR website for each advisory board meeting, approximately once each quarter. The updates include summaries of legislative proposals, as well as information about NCI appropriations, summaries of recent Congressional hearings, briefings, and visits to NCI by members of Congress and their staff. The OGCR website also provides hearing testimony from the NCI director and other NCI experts, as well as a legislative history of NCI.