Immediate Action Requested!
Advocacy Alert: 2/09/2007
Health Funding in Jeopardy! Take Action!
Call your senators now
Gains for Health Research in FY 2007 Could Be Lost
Act NOW to Oppose Any Cuts to Funding
As the Senate takes action to fund government programs for the remainder of the fiscal year 2007, some Senators are expected to propose amendments to cut all non-defense spending across the board, including the NIH and CDC budgets. Please contact your Senators immediately to oppose any amendment that would decrease funding for health research.
The House of Representatives approved a funding resolution that included the $7 billion increase for health and education that Congressional champions and advocates have been supporting over the past year. The expected Senate amendments would reduce or erase these hard-fought gains for health research.
The resolution that the House approved includes a $600 million increase for the NIH, which would provide funds to support new investigators, a new Junior Pioneer awards program, the National Children’s Study, and the Common Fund. Overall, NIH estimates that the additional funding would support 500 more research project grants.
This Alert is sent in collaboration with Research!America, an influential coalition of health and biomedical organizations. The CFIDS Association of America is a proud member of Research!America.