As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, President Bush vetoed the Labor, Health and Human Service, and Education Spending bill for Fiscal Year 2008. This bill contained a 3.1 percent increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The bill now returns to the Congress for a veto override vote. This is a chance for Congress to hold the President to task and force him to properly fund these programs and provide for advancement in research.
Please take this time to contact your Member of Congress and urge them to vote YES for the override. I have attached a list of target members.
If you see your Representative’s name on this list please get on the phone ASAP! Timing is of the essence.