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Bipartisan Group of House Members Calls for Increased NIH Funding

March 25, 2016—A bipartisan group of 196 members of the House of Representatives sent a March 24 letter  to appropriations leaders urging them to provide “at least $34.5 billion” for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for fiscal year (FY) 2017.

The letter, which was organized by Reps. David McKinley (R-W.Va.), Susan Davis (D-Calif.), Andre Carson (D-Ind.), and Peter King (R-N.Y.), states, “This amount, which accounts for inflation, is the minimum level of funding needed to reflect the rising costs associated with biomedical research. At a time of unprecedented scientific opportunity, it is critical that the United States make forward-thinking investments that promote medical breakthroughs as well as our international leadership in biomedical research.”

The letter also stresses “the importance of NIH as a job creator, driver of economic growth, and a vital force in curbing our nation’s soaring healthcare costs.”

The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research Funding, which the AAMC convenes, has recommended at least $34.5 billion for NIH in FY 2017.

Contact:

Dave Moore
Senior Director, Government Relations
Telephone: 202-828-0559
Email: dbmoore@aamc.org

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