Bill Name: The William Pit Anti-Cancer and Biomedical Research Act
Bill Description: A bill introduced on behalf of William Pit, Senate Candidate from the Great State of Florida, for the purpose of increasing funding for health related biomedical research and especially cancer research at the NIH.

WHEREAS approximately 1,350,000 Americans are diagnosed with Cancer every year;

WHEREAS Cancer is responsible for approximately 25% of deaths in the United States every year;

WHEREAS since 2003, the NIH's and the NCI's budgets have flatlined, and even decreased when adjusted for inflation;

WHEREAS the decrease in funding threatens to halt continued medical progress, according to the Harvard University report, "Within Our Grasp - Or Slipping Away?" (http://hms.harvard.edu/public/news/nih_funding.pdf);

WHEREAS a whole host of promising possible treatments, such as targetted cancer therapies have the potential to revolutionize the way Cancer is treated;

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `The William Pit Anti-Cancer and Biomedical Research Act'.

SECTION 2. EXPANSION AND INTENSIFICATION OF ACTIVITIES OF NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH.

(a) In General- The Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of NIH, shall expand and intensify research and related activities of the Institute, keeping cancer research specifically in mind.

(b) Authorization of Appropriations- For the purpose of carrying out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated $9,000,000,000, at least $3,000,000,000 of which will go directly to the NCI.

SECTION 3. FUNDING, VIA THE END OF THE 'WAR ON MARIJUANA'

Federal "War on Drugs" spending directed against Marijuana is estimated to be "at least $5.67 billion and possibly as high as $8.00 billion, depending on the accounting format used." (http://www.taxpayer.net/drugreform/mironreport.pdf) This spending is cut from the budget, for an estimated savings of between $5.67 billion and $8.00 billion.

SECTION 4. SAVINGS FROM IMPRISONMENT OF NONVIOLENT MARIJUANA USERS

(a) The remaining 1 to 3.33 Billion necessary to fund the William Pit Anti-Cancer and Biomedical Research Act shall be obtained from savings from the incarceration of nonviolent marijuana offenders, convicted only of the use or possession of marijuana.

(b) Congress urges the President to strongly and seriously consider using his pardoning power to pardon pardon all nonviolent marijuana offenders, convicted only of the use or possession of marijuana, or at least a significant subset of those offenders.

Respectfully submitted,

Senator Jed Bartlet (D-NH)

Co-Sponsors:

Senator Krispy (D-MD)
Representative Mark Campbell (D-OH)
Bill Author: Jed Bartlet (D-NH)
Aye: 59
Nay: 28
Present: 5

Senators voting Aye:
Scott (R-AL)
Wyatt Earp (D-AZ)
hefman08 (D-AZ)
Beth Ariane (D-AR)
Mike Huckabee (R-AR)
Eduardo Ramirez (D-CA)
Dr. Frank Drake (D-CA)
valiant2 (D-CO)
Senator Joshua Miller (D-CO)
paragon12321 (D-CT)
NebulaState (D-CT)
Elvish Magi (D-FL)
Christopher Richards (D-FL)
JoCaVa4 (D-GA)
Reaper (D-GA)
bigonesen5 (D-HI)
James Gunn (D-ID)
Bobby Kennedy (D-IL)
paragon12322 (D-IL)
GodHatesHuskies.com (D-IA)
FVPIX (R-KY)
Krispy (D-MD)
Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Michael Schroeder (D-MA)
Bigonesen4 (D-MA)
Mike Bond MI (D-MI)
Michael Jay (D-MN)
Michael Jay 2 (D-MN)
Quien es (D-MS)
dj brown jr (D-MO)
Sod-Off Baldrick (D-MT)
NebulaWorld (D-MT)
elpmet (D-NE)
UsamaBinForgotted (D-NV)
Mitchell Miller (D-NV)
Jed Bartlet (D-NH)
Mike Bond NJ (D-NJ)
Ed Diaz (D-NJ)
BillRichardson (D-NM)
Senator Elvish Magi (D-NY)
James B. Weaver (D-NY)
Stetson Kennedy (D-NC)
Stryker (D-OH)
Sen Andrew Min OK (R-OK)
Golgamesh Clarktown (R-OK)
Chas Wyden (D-OR)
Elos (D-OR)
John Winters (D-PA)
Frank Rizzo (D-PA)
Tony Benn (D-RI)
Degree1 (D-RI)
FVPXXIV (R-TN)
Eleden, Texas Rapist (D-TX)
Sen Andrew Min Ar (R-UT)
Progressivevoice (D-VT)
Progressivevoice jr. (D-VT)
Harry Byrd (D-VA)
David Miller (D-WA)
Helper Seat (R-WI)

Senators voting Nay:
Jeremiah Denton (R-AL)
Matthew Faustini A1 (R-AK)
Addison McConnell (R-AK)
Matthew Faustini ID2 (R-ID)
It'sbucket (R-IN)
Danforth Quayle (R-IN)
ZapR (R-IA)
Alex (R-KS)
Zap Rowsdower. (R-KY)
Drew Brees (R-LA)
Jujubee (R-MI)
Angela Merkel (R-MS)
DeRoyalgop (R-NE)
Jason Bowen III (L-NM)
Thor 2 (L-NC)
Thor (L-ND)
stockguy3 (D-SC)
Robert Ingersol (D-SC)
Mr. Free XI (L-SD)
StinkyBoy (R-SD)
RoB-TN (R-TN)
dziggetai (R-TX)
Juin (R-UT)
stockguy2 (D-WV)
Ann Baker (R-WV)
Mr. Free Jr. (L-WI)
Sox Marshal (R-WY)
The Tick (R-WY)

Senators answering "Present":
Jeremiah Jay (D-DE)
Jack A. Jay (D-DE)
M. Broussard (R-LA)
Pedophile Eleden (D-OH)
southergentleman (R-VA)

Senators not voting yet:
Alice Paul (D-HI)
Chuckles (R-KS)
Sparks (D-ME)
Adam King (D-ME)
Mason of the Big Canoe (D-MO)
James Radonis (D-NH)
D. Hobson (R-ND)
Ken Kennedy Kennedy (D-WA)