U.S. POSTAL SERVICE BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AUTHORITY ACT; Congressional Record Vol. 157, No. 191
(Extensions of Remarks - December 13, 2011)

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        U.S. POSTAL SERVICE BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AUTHORITY ACT

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                               speech of

                         HON. CHRIS VAN HOLLEN

                              of maryland

                    in the house of representatives

                       Monday, December 12, 2011

  Mr. VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of S. 384, 
which will reauthorize the sale of the highly successful Breast Cancer 
Research Stamp. I am a proud co-sponsor of House companion legislation.
  Breast cancer has or will eventually touch all of our lives. 
According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 230,000 women in 
the

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United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and nearly 
40,000 will die. Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among 
women. It is also the second leading cause of cancer-related death 
among women.
  Designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland and illustrated by 
Whitney Sherman of Baltimore, Maryland, the Breast Cancer Research 
Stamp was first issued in 1998. Since then, it has raised over $74 
million for cancer research at the National Institutes of Health and 
the Department of Defense. By renewing this stamp today, Congress is 
reaffirming its deep commitment to increasing awareness and finding a 
cure for this terrible disease.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to support this bipartisan, 
lifesaving legislation.

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