FASEB urges Congress to pass the 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The legislation includes a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), $119 million increase for the National Science Foundation, $279 million increase for the Department of Energy Office of Science, $41.8 million increase for Veterans Medical and Prosthetic Research, and $25 million increase for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.
“We are very pleased to see the $2 billion dollar increase for NIH in the FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill,” said FASEB President Parker B. Antin, PhD. “We are grateful to Congress for providing these much needed funds for biomedical research and for the recognition of the importance of research for this nation’s future. I appeal to scientists across the United States to contact their representatives and urge speedy passage of this essential legislation.”