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Letter to the Honorable Rodney P. Frelinghuysen and the Honorable Nita Lowey, Committee on Appropriations Chairman and Ranking Member, and the Honorable Tom Cole and Rosa DeLauro, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education - Increased Research Funding


Location: Washington, DC

Reps. Susan Davis (CA-53), David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-1), André Carson (IA-7) and Peter King (NY-2) led a letter to senior House appropriators requesting an increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to boost research into lifesaving cures. The letter was signed by 209 Members of Congress.

"Medical research saves lives," said Rep. Susan Davis. "Life-saving and life-improving discoveries are regularly made in America and our nation's investment in medical research fuels those discoveries. This proposed increase in NIH funding means America will continue to be a world leader in innovation and medical research Along with medical the breakthroughs, NIH funding supports our economy and thousands of jobs."

"It's critical that we continue making investments in scientific and medical research. This research could lead to cures for cancer, Alzheimer's, or a new breakthrough to help us deal with the opioid epidemic that is ravaging America," said Rep. David B. McKinley. "America has been the world's leading force in medical research, and this additional investment will ensure we continue to be for decades to come."

"I am proud to support NIH and the vital work they are doing to save lives," said Rep. Peter King.

"The cutting-edge medical research that relies on NIH funding saves lives, helps patients and families, and creates jobs in Indiana's vibrant life science sector," said Rep. André Carson. "I am hopeful that our letter, signed by hundreds of members of both parties, will spur Congress to make this critical investment in Hoosier families."

Click here to read the letter.

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