Senate subcommittee increases NIH funding
What's the issue?
On June 26, the Senate appropriations subcommittee approved a spending bill that would increase the National Institutes of Health budget by $2 million, bringing the total to $39.1 billion. This is a 5.4 percent increase over 2018 and well over the Trump administration's $34.2 billion budget proposal. Of the funding,
$500 million is allocated for research on opioid addiction.
Why is this important?
This is the second year in a row that Congress has increased NIH funding. ASDA applauds Congress for recognizing the importance of research in making advances in the medical and dental fields.