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ACT for NIH Statement on House Appropriations Committee FY 2017 markup for NIH

ACT for NIH Statement on House Appropriations Committee FY 2017 markup for NIH

Washington, D.C.; July 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. ET

The following statement may be attributed to Pat White, president, ACT for NIH:

“ACT for NIH thanks the House Appropriations Committee and Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) for approving a $1.25 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in FY 2017.

"Last year, Congress provided an historic $2 billion increase for NIH – the largest increase for NIH since 2003. By recommending a $1.25 billion increase for Fiscal Year 2017, the House Appropriations Committee has demonstrated its commitment to restore and sustain our nation’s investment in life-saving biomedical research.  

“ACT for NIH also thanks Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) for expressing her support for NIH funding.

“A month ago, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $2 billion increase for NIH in FY 2017, matching last year’s increase. ACT for NIH urges Congress to provide at least that amount in the final FY 2017 Labor-HHS appropriations bill."

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ACT for NIH: Advancing Cures Today is a non-partisan effort committed to advancing biomedical research in the United States. Our goal is simple: we seek the immediate restoration of funding for NIH followed by steady, predictable path for future investment in lifesaving research for patients around the world.  Learn more about our work and advocacy priorities at actfornih.org and by following us on Twitter: @ACTforNIH.

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