On Thursday, June 21, 2007, The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY08 Legislation on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Related Agencies. This bill sets the funding levels for the National Institutes of Health (NHI). The Senate increased funding by $1 billion over the FY07 budget and by $1.2 billion over the President’s request. The bill now makes it way to the Senate Floor.
Though the funding levels are the highest we have seen in years, and MUCH higher than the levels proposed by the House of Representatives and The President, it is not the 6.7% increase we hoped for.
I urge you to contact your Senators and let them know that while we are making great progress in the war against cancer, over 52,000 people will die from colorectal cancer in 2007 alone. We must provide for the resources needed to win this war!
Click here to find your Senators’ contact information
Click here to read the Committee’s Press Release on the FY08 LHHS Legislation
Click here to read the Senate FY08 LHHS Funding Summary