Statement of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on Committee Passage of the Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Act
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton issued the following statement on approval today by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee of the Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Act, of which Senator Clinton is an original co-sponsor:
"I am proud that today we have taken an important step toward establishing biomedical research centers to investigate the environmental factors that contribute to breast cancer. It is critical that we better understand the links between environmental hazards and disease, particularly chronic conditions like breast cancer. In New York, institutions like Cornell University are engaging in cutting edge research on environmental health and breast cancer and it is essential that we not only continue these efforts, but expand our overall federal support to research the long-term health impacts of environmental exposures, including breast cancer and other chronic diseases.
This bill would not have been approved without the work of tireless advocates, many of whom are survivors of breast cancer, and I look forward to continuing to work with them and my colleagues to move this legislation forward to full Senate passage."