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Thursday, March 22, 2018
A $1.3-trillion spending agreement reached yesterday (March 21) includes funding increases for most US science funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and NASA. The House of...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
A significant funding increase to respond to opioid abuse is a bipartisan bright spot in the fiscal 2018 omnibus spending bill, although both parties are claiming their own separate health policy wins. The House on Thursday voted 256-167 to pass the...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Research!America applauds the unprecedented boost in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and significant increases for other federal health agencies in FY18 to accelerate medical progress, public health and scientific innovation. As...
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Thursday, March 22, 2018
As Washington lawmakers scramble to head off yet another potential federal shutdown, at least one government agency appears to be breathing easy: The National Institutes of Health . As of this week, both houses of Congress had pledged billion-dollar...
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Monday, March 19, 2018
John Edward Porter, a long-time key Congressional appropriator and advocate for biomedical research, received the Research!America Legacy Award at an advocacy awards dinner March 14.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Derek Rapp, president and chief executive officer of JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, and Dr. Guillermo (Willy) Prado, dean of the University of Miami’s Graduate School, the Leonard M. Miller Professor of...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Yesterday (February 12), President Donald Trump’s administration released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2019—just days after Congress passed a deal to increase discretionary spending caps. The proposal calls for cuts to some science agencies...
Monday, February 12, 2018
We had hoped that President Trump’s budget would reinforce Congress’ determination, embodied in the bipartisan budget agreement, to advance U.S. research and development (R&D) and other crucial American imperatives. We appreciate the president’s...
Monday, February 12, 2018
Biomedical research funding was one of the budget lines saved from cuts by last-minute adjustments to President Donald Trump’s administration’s 2019 budget proposal released today . Still, advocates say they had hoped for more. Funding for the...
Monday, February 12, 2018
Universities and biomedical researchers narrowly escaped a White House cull in federal funding, saved by the recent budget deal that kept the NIH afloat at current levels. The White House sent Feb. 12 to Congress its request for funding the federal...

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