Medical Research Funding Increase Expected With New Budget Deal

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Medical research funding is all but guaranteed an increase in 2020, after the White House and Congress reached an agreement on a budget, a research advocate says.

President Donald Trump and congressional leaders agreed July 22 to raise spending caps and suspend the debt limit until July 2021, a move that would avoid a default on federal payments and steep spending cuts, as long as both chambers can pass the measure and the president signs it into law. 

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Without continued support for health research, many of the most promising young scientists, their ideas and a myriad of potentially life-changing scientific breakthroughs will vanish into oblivion.
Paul Marinec, PhD; University of California San Francisco