Statement by Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Research!America is deeply grateful for the leadership and commitment from both parties that is reflected in this budget agreement for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. Research!America applauds this bipartisan, bicameral budget deal.

By avoiding sequester and providing increased funding for Defense and non-Defense spending, this agreement empowers our nation to boost funding for the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Science Foundation, and other federal agencies that leverage research and science to save lives. This truly benefits all the American people.

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We have health challenges in this country that science will provide answers for if given the chance and we haven't given science that opportunity
Mary Woolley, President and CEO, Research!America