Amid Race to Develop Coronavirus Vaccine, Rep. Susan Davis Leads 234 House Members to Provide $44.7 Billion for NIH
With the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine underway, Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) led a bipartisan coalition of 234 House members in urging a nearly $45 billion investment in the National Institutes of Health, a $3.1 billion increase from last year’s appropriation for NIH.
“We are at the tip of the iceberg of new life-saving innovations,” the members wrote. “Imagine what we can accomplish with continued robust investments in medical research, from making strides to combat antimicrobial resistance, to harnessing the power of personalized medicine to treat disease, and more. The critical investments we make in biomedical research are our nation's best hope in finding cures and treatments of diseases that affect millions of Americans.”
The full letter can be read here.