Dec 23 2019
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies – today released the following statement applauding the FY2020 Appropriations package for National Institutes of Health (NIH):
“Throughout my time in Congress, I have been an advocate for NIH and its mission to save lives, invest in the next generation of Americans and help to establish the United States as a world leader in health research and innovation. These additional resources in this bill will serve to assist our nation’s top minds and researchers in new discoveries, including treatments and cures for diseases, and I applaud its passage in the Senate. In addition, deadly and devastating diseases result in large financial pressure on families and our healthcare system. NIH’s research serves to find new treatments and therefore reduces costs, helping to benefit all Americans.”
Items to Note:
- With the inclusion of this year’s funding level, there has been a 38 percent increase in financial support over the past five years for the NIH.
- Full text of the FY2020 Appropriations package for NIH can be found here and a summary of Labor, Health and Human services can be found here.
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