Federal research funding is crucial to our nation’s health and economy. Coupled with robust private sector R&D, research supported by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), not only bring about medical advances, but create jobs, improve global health, promote innovation and ensure the continued safety and well-being of Americans.
Efforts to cut the overall federal budget frequently target research, reducing our investments in lifesaving work. Additionally, policies that take power away from our researchers, limit their exploration or interrupt their work by increasing the administrative burden or red tape, jeopardize our global leadership in this sector. Get involved now. Let your representatives in Congress know that you support increased federal funding for research. Ask them to fight for cures.