The AAMC-led Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research April 17 sent a letter to House and Senate conferees on the fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget resolution (H.Con.Res. 27) urging them to adopt a Senate amendment to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The bipartisan amendment (Senate Amendment No. 1099), offered by Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and cosponsored by 33 senators, would create a deficit-neutral reserve fund to support investments in precision medicine, biomedical research, and NIH. The Senate March 27 agreed to the amendment by unanimous consent.
The letter notes that “science and innovation are essential if we are to continue to improve our nation’s health, sustain our leadership in medical research, and remain competitive in today’s global information and innovation-based economy.”