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Legislation and Testimony

The passage of the National Cancer Act of 1937 by Congress formed the beginnings of the NCI we know today.  Over the decades, Congress has continued to shape the Institute through legislative acts.

FY 2012 NCI Congressional Justification
This 27-page PDF document accompanies NCI's budget request to Congress. Includes:

  • NCI Director's overview of the FY 2012 budget [pages 13 - 14]
  • Program descriptions and accomplishments
  • Comparative data for the previous, current, and proposed budget

Cancer-Related Federal Legislation
Information on all cancer-related legislation introduced in the 111th Congress (2009 - 2010), including appropriations, public laws, resolutions, health care reform and pending legislation on federal health policy and cancer specific bills

NCI Congressional Testimony
Expert testimony by the NCI Director and his senior staff at cancer-related hearings.  Recent testimony:

NCI Legislative History
Background of the two major pieces of legislation that created the NCI as we know it today: the Public Health Service Act, and the National Cancer Act of 1937

NCI's State Cancer Legislative Database (SCLD)
Cancer-related legislation and policy from all 50 states and the District of Columbia