Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The research community was up in arms over a White House budget that would take $1 billion from NIH's discretionary budget and replace it with $1.8 billion in mandatory funding. Researchers worry the proposal would weaken the agency's funding base...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
President Obama’s proposed nearly $4.15 trillion budget for the 2017 federal fiscal year offers small increases for NIH and FDA, sets up a showdown over sources of NIH funding, and directs big dollars to research programs championed by the...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
After Congress bestowed a historic funding boost for the National Institutes of Health in the omnibus spending bill, the biomedical research agency's budget would rise another $1 billion under the Obama administration’s fiscal 2017 budget plan. The...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
President Obama revealed his eighth and final White House budget on Tuesday, sketching out plans for spending priorities in fiscal year 2017. In the healthcare realm, the president’s budget included few surprises, but a cut in funding for the CDC...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
The White House budget outlines little growth for NIH just two months after Congress awarded the agency its largest funding increase in over a decade. The Obama administration proposed just a 2.6 percent increase in overall funding to the agency in...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
The President’s FY17 budget signals a commitment from the administration to move specific lifesaving research initiatives to the forefront.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
The White House, which has been trumpeting its investment in medical research, is proposing to cut NIH's discretionary funding by about $1 billion next year, upsetting research advocates who say the administration's proposal would weaken the agency...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
In a new Research!America survey a majority of Americans polled support Vice President Joe Biden's 'moonshot' initiative, which proposes a tax increase to support additional funding for cancer research. Of those people polled, 50% agreed with the...
Monday, February 1, 2016
D.C.'s latest high-level interagency bureaucracy meets for the first time today. It's chock full of Cabinet Secretaries, chaired by Joe Biden, and charged by President Obama to move the ball on cancer research. NIH is providing the funding and...
Monday, February 1, 2016
Vice President Joe Biden’s ‘moonshot’ initiative to defeat cancer earns support for a tax increase to fund cancer research among half of respondents (50%) in a new national public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America.

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You can change the image of things to come. But you can’t do it sitting on your hands … The science community should reach out to Congress and build bridges.
The Honorable John E. Porter