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Eric Cantor Wants The GOP To Fund Science Research. He Doesn’t Think They Have To Offset It.

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) made an extraordinary pitch to his one-time colleagues this week as they head into tense government funding negotiations this summer. If they want to secure increases in defense spending, he said, they should dramatically increase funding for biomedical research -- and put it all on the nation's credit card.

Newt Gingrich: Double the N.I.H. Budget

No one who lived through the 1990s would have suspected that one day people would look back on the period as a golden age of bipartisan cooperation. But in some important ways, it was. Amid the policy fights that followed the Republican victories of 1994, President Bill Clinton and the new majorities in Congress reached one particularly good deal: doubling the budget for the National Institutes of Health.

Healthy Funding: Ensuring a Growing and Predictable Budget for National Institutes of Health

The current budget and appropriations process coupled with a lack of consensus among policymakers on how to address our long-term fiscal challenges makes it seemingly impossible to deliver the level of funding for biomedical research that the American public overwhelmingly supports. 

American medical research is at a critical crossroads

At a time when medical advances are poised to provide extraordinary breakthroughs, it is disconcerting that funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the main supporter of biomedical research, has declined so precipitously.

New U.S. spending deal a mixed bag for science

Sustained increases to the NIH budget are necessary to close our nation’s innovation deficit.

With new Congress, NIH funding for Yale up in the air

Yale researchers have been forced to ask a half-billion dollar question: What will happen to research funding from the federal government?

Why health matters to economies

There’s a well-understood correlation that as the economy of a country improves, so the health of its citizens improves.

Obama, McConnnell, start with science

My advice to them is to start with the basics: basic science, and then work their way up to the more intractable problems.

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