FY18 Budget Caps Sign on Letter
Research!America is currently circulating the attached letter asking Congress to raise the budget caps for FY 2018. This is one of the first steps in the annual effort to secure additional funding for NIH and other key agencies. ACTS, CCTS, and CRF will sign the letter again this year.
If you are interested in this letter, instructions (for organizations/institutions) to join are included below.
Health and Medicine Counsel of Washington
As Congress begins to negotiate the federal budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY18), the austerity level “sequestration” budget caps established under the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA) are once again in force after a partial, two year reprieve. Unless Congress negotiates another agreement to lift these caps, the FY18 budget for non-defense agencies and programs will be constrained to a level even lower than in FY17.
Under that kind of stifling spending limit, Congress cannot fulfill its responsibility for advancing the health and wellbeing of the American people, including continuing to rebuild the budget of the NIH, equipping the CDC to combat deadly infectious health threats and ensuring our other health and research agencies meet their respective missions.
To join the organizational sign on letter, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by COB Friday, June 16 and include your organization’s name as you would like it to appear on the letter.