Congressman Al Green (D-TX) recently introduced legislation titled the “Byron Nash Renal Medullary Carcinoma Awareness Act of 2017”. This bill encourages efforts to provide education around the risk of renal medullary carcinoma for people with sickle cell anemia. By amending the Social Security Act, this bill would provide states with 50 percent of the funding needed for these efforts. The bill has been referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and is currently being reviewed by the Subcommittee on Health.