Support the Senate Bill to Increase Funding for NIH in FY2008
Posted on: 10/24/2007
Subject: Support the Senate Bill to Increase Funding for NIH in FY2008
Today, the Senate has begun debating S. 1710, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill. The bill would provide NIH with $29.9 billion in FY2008, representing a $799 million increase (or 2.8% increase) for research. The legislation, which reflects strong bipartisan support, will prevent NIH from continuing to lose purchasing power.
Passage of this bill with strong bipartisan support in the Senate will send an important message to President Bush, who has vowed to veto the bill since it exceeds his budget request by $10 billion.
Without successful passage of this bill and/or the FY2008 Labor-HHS-Education conference report, the FY2008 appropriations process is more likely to be controlled by the President, and may result in additional continuing resolutions or an omnibus bill that most likely would not provide an increase for NIH.
ACT NOW! Contact your Senators: It is extremely important that scientists' voices are heard - Congress needs to hear from you! Please take one minute to click below to send a letter letting lawmakers know the critical importance of NIH.
Thank you for taking action - together we can send a strong message for biomedical research!
Robert E. Palazzo, Ph.D.
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