Community Resources and Information on Sequestration
What Congress is Saying About Sequestration
- Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations
Committee, Oct. 9 circulated a "dear colleague" letter
alerting Congress to the impact of sequestration on a range of
federal programs, including the NIH. Rep. Dicks said, "under
sequestration, about 2,400 fewer research project grants would
be made to universities and institutes throughout the country
for research into causes and treatments of diseases like cancer,
diabetes, Alzheimer's and epilepsy."
- Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) sent a June 7 letter
to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius expressing concern about sequestration and asking
for a detailed account of how the cuts will be applied and the
impact they will have on areas such as medical research. In a
June 29 response,
Ellen Murray, Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources at HHS,
said NIH "could potentially eliminate 2,300 new and competing
research project grants."
- Sen. Harkin (D-Iowa) released a July 25 report,
"Under Threat: Sequestration's Impact on Nondefense Jobs
and Services," which includes data on the jobs and economic
growth tied to NIH funded-research as well as details of the cuts
to individual institutes and centers.
Please Note: If you have any sequestration resources you would
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For more information contact
The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research,