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United for Medical Research Reacts to FY16 House Budget Resolution

March 17, 2015

WASHINGTON – The following statement may be attributed to United for Medical Research:

“The House Budget Committee’s FY16 budget resolution drastically reduces non-defense discretionary spending by $759 billion over ten years and, as such, would significantly impede our ability to advance science and combat disease. As a nation, we cannot continue to erode non-defense discretionary funding levels and by association the National Institutes of Health budget which, when measured against the rising cost of conducting research, has been slashed by 22 percent between 2003 and 2013. We urge Congress to boost NIH funding to save and improve patient’s lives, increase economic growth and restore our nation’s place as the world leader in biomedical research.”