Members of Congress Cole, Fudge to be Honored at Annual Meeting

U.S. Representatives Tom Cole (R-OK) and Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) will receive the 2016 AACI Public Service Award on October 24, in Chicago during the AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting. Both members of Congress have been outspoken supporters of the cancer centers in their home states. AACI’s Board of Directors, the AACI Annual Meeting Program Committee and the AACI Government Relations Forum Steering Committee selected the members of Congress for recognition.

Rep. Cole is chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, the subcommittee that funds medical research. He is working with Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) to fund the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. Chairman Cole is a member of the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus.

Rep. Fudge is a co-sponsor of the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which seeks to require that health plans provide coverage for a minimum hospital stay for mastectomies, lumpectomies, and lymph node dissection for the treatment of breast cancer and coverage for secondary consultations.

The meeting will be held at the Westin Chicago River North, October 23 - 25. Thursday, September 22 is the last day to register before late registration rates apply. More information on the meeting, including the program and electronic registration is available on the AACI website. Reserve your hotel room today to take advantage of currents rates and availability.