Discovering Knowledge; Conquoring Disease

The Ad Hoc Group for
Medical Research

A coalition in support of increased funding  for the National Institutes of Health.

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Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research
FY 2017 Recommendation

The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, which represents patient groups, scientific societies, research institutions, and industry, thanks Congress for the robust bipartisan support that resulted in the inclusion of $32.1 billion in the FY 2016 omnibus spending bill for medical research conducted and supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

If this nation is to continue to accelerate the development of life-changing cures, pioneering treatments, and innovative prevention strategies, it is essential to sustain predictable increases in the NIH budget.

The Ad Hoc Group recommends that Congress appropriates at least $34.5 billion through the Labor-HHS-Education spending bill for FY 2017. This $2.4 billion increase represents 5 percent real growth above the projected rate of biomedical inflation, and will help ensure that NIH-funded research can continue to improve our nation's health and enhance our competitiveness in today's global information and innovation-based economy.

Our communities share the bipartisan enthusiasm in Congress for the potential that NIH-supported research holds in improving the health and well-being of all Americans. We look forward to working with appropriators to secure an increase of 5 percent real growth in FY 2017 for NIH as the next step to ensuring stability in the nation's research capacity over the long term. We also stand ready to work with authorizers on mechanisms to provide a short-term boost to take full advantage of the exceptional scientific opportunities now available and to meet current and emerging health challenges.

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The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research is a coalition of patient and voluntary health groups, medical and scientific societies, academic and research organizations, and industry that support enhancing the federal investment in the biomedical, behavioral, and population-based
research conducted and supported by the NIH.


For more information contact The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, (202) 828-0525