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UMR Statement on House Appropriations Committee Passage of FY23 Labor-HHS Funding Bill

June 30, 2022

“United for Medical Research applauds the House Appropriations Committee’s strong support of American biomedical research today by approving a $2.5 billion increase in funding for the National Institutes for Health in fiscal year 2023.  While negotiations continue between leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, this commitment to NIH is critical and would continue the agency’s strong track record of supporting research that leads to treatments and cures.  UMR urges both chambers to find quick agreement on outstanding issues to avoid a stalemate and the dark prospect of a continuing resolution into next year.

“UMR is also encouraged to see more commitment to biomedical research by the committee with the evolving Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H).  As we learn more about the structure of this new agency, UMR is hopeful that funding for ARPA-H will supplement, not supplant funding of NIH.”