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HOUSE, SENATE AT ODDS OVER NIH, NCI FUNDING

OK, I give up. I clearly don’t understand American politics! A new House proposal puts research funding at center of broader FY2012 budget debate, but not the way I would have predicted. In a surprise move the Republican House leaders released a draft proposal that would increase fiscal year 2012 funding for the National Institutes [...]

The Senate Approves Additional Funding For Cancer Research

Today we can all celebrate because the Senate voted overwhelming to pass a supplemental appropriations bill that includes additional funding for cancer research. In a 75-22 vote, senators approved $400 million in additional funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The effort to approve this legislation was spearheaded by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA). We [...]

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