Congresswoman Susan Davis Leads Effort to Increase Funding for Medical Research
WASHINGTON–Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) is leading a drive to boost federal funding for medical research. In a bipartisan letter to House appropriators, 196 members of the House joined Davis in urging $34.5 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
“If America is to continue as a world leader in innovation and medical research robust funding for the NIH will be key,” said Davis. “Past budget cuts have threatened this critical funding, affecting medical advancements and our local economy. San Diego has the best and brightest minds at work in laboratories every day making breakthroughs and discoveries. We need to ensure they have the necessary resources.”
San Diego receives about $800 million in NIH funding each year making the region a national leader in the field of medical research.
The letter can be viewed here.