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Advocacy Issues

Federal Funding of Science

Defense Industry Urges Congress to Avert Sequestration - February 11, 2013
ASCB, Others Call For Balanced Alternative to Sequestration - February 11, 2013
ASCB letter to President Obama regarding impact of the fiscal cliff – December 27, 2012
ASCB letter to Speaker Boehner regarding impact of the fiscal cliff – December 27, 2012
ASCB letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid regarding impact of the fiscal cliff – December 27, 2012
ASCB, Others Oppose Policy Changes to House NIH Funding Bill – October 1, 2012
153 in U.S. House of Representatives Support NIH Funding – March 26, 2012
49 U.S. Senators Support NIH Funding – March 20, 2012
National Institutes of Health Summary of FY2013 President's Budget – February 13, 2012
41 U.S. Senators Support NIH Funding – June 10, 2011
13 U.S. House Republicans Support NIH Funding – May 20, 2011
117 U.S. House Democrats Support NIH Funding – March 21, 2011
25 U.S. Governors Show Support for Increased Biomedical Research Funding – April 13, 2010

ASCB Letters and Statements

 ASCB, 211 Other Organizations Call for $32 billion for NIH for FY13 – March 26, 2012
 ASCB, 909 Other Groups Ask for “largest possible” FY13 Domestic Spending – March 16, 2012
ASCB Opposes NIH Cuts in House Budget Plan
– February 22, 2011
ASCB Suggests Improvements to NIH Cures Acceleration Network Program
– November 8, 2010
ASCB and 285 Other Organizations, Former U.S. Surgeons General Ask Congress for Increased Spending on Health – March 17, 2010
ASCB Supports Specter Amendment to Increase NIH Stimulus Funding to $10 Billion - January 30, 2009
ASCB letter to U.S. House Appropriations Committee regarding FY04 NIH budget - June 24, 2003
ASCB letter to U.S. House Appropriations Committee regarding FY04 NIH budget - June 24, 2003
ASCB letter to Representative Bill Young regarding FY03 NIH budget - February 12, 2003
ASCB letter to Senator Ted Stevens regarding FY03 NIH budget - February 12, 2003

Testimony by ASCB Members

Testimony of Richard Marchase before House Appropriations Committee - May 2, 1991
Testimony of Bruce Alberts before Senate Appropriations Committee - April 25, 1991
Testimony of Susan Gerbi before Senate Appropriations Committee - April 25, 1991
Testimony of J Michael Bishop before House Appropriations Committee - April 19, 1990
Testimony of Merton Bernfield before House Appropriations Committee - April 19, 1990
Testimony of BR Brinkley before House Appropriations Committee - April 19, 1990
Testimony of Katherine Wilson before House Appropriations Committee - April 19, 1990

Other Information

Impact of NIH Funding on Individual U.S. States

U.S. House of Representatives

Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Committee on Science and Technology

U.S. Senate

Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies