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UMR Applauds Funding Boost for NIH in Bill Passed by House Appropriations Committee

July 20, 2017

The following statement can be attributed to UMR President Lizbet Boroughs:

“United for Medical Research (UMR) applauds the increase to the budget for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) contained in the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education funding bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee yesterday. We are deeply appreciative of Subcommittee Chairman Tom Cole’s unwavering support for boosting funding for medical research.

“We also want to thank Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro and full Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member Nita Lowey for making funding for medical research a high priority in this bill. We look forward to working with the Senate on its Labor-HHS funding bill and with the full Congress to ensure a 2018 budget solution that enables increased funding for the NIH and the medical research initiatives called for by the 21st Century Cures Act.”

United for Medical Research is a coalition of leading scientific research institutions and industries, and patient and health advocates that have joined together to seek steady increases in funding for the National Institutes of Health. Learn more at For examples of the amazing things that NIH research is making possible, visit