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House and Senate Letters Support NIH Funding

April 11, 2014—A total of 186 House members, including 23 Republicans, signed an April 4 letter  supporting increased funding for NIH in fiscal year (FY) 2015.  The letter, organized by Reps. David McKinley (R-W.Va.), Susan Davis (D-Calif.), Andre Carson (D-Ind.), and Peter King (R-N.Y.), requests that NIH receive “at least $32 billion” in FY 2015. 

The House letter, which was sent to the chairs and ranking members of both the full House Appropriations Committee and its Labor-HHS subcommittee, notes the critical role NIH plays “in better health outcomes, job creation, education, and economic growth.”

A total of 57 senators, including 11 Republicans, signed an April 3 letter  requesting the chairs and ranking members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Labor-HHS subcommittee “maintain a strong commitment” to funding for NIH. 

The Senate letter, organized by Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.), does not mention a specific funding level for NIH but urges appropriators “to consider the tremendous benefits of a sustained investment in the NIH.”


Dave Moore
Senior Director, Government Relations
Telephone: 202-828-0559


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Dave Moore
Senior Director, Government Relations
Telephone: 202-828-0559