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United for Medical Research Reacts to FY16 Senate Budget Resolution

March 18, 2015

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

“While we applaud the Senate Budget Committee’s call for strong funding for medical research in its FY16 budget resolution, the proposed $236 billion cut to non-defense spending over ten years would make needed increases nearly impossible. Reduced and inconsistent spending at the National Institutes of Health has devastating implications for our health and the economy. We ask Congress to ensure greater resources and predictability for NIH to improve the pace of medical breakthroughs for patients and strengthen the U.S. biomedical industry.”