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Bullet policy, statements · May 03, 2024

AIBS Submits Testimony in Support of FY 2025 Funding for NIH

AIBS has provided testimony to the House Appropriations Committee regarding fiscal year (FY) 2025 funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

AIBS urged Congress to provide NIH with a base budget of at least $51.3 billion in FY 2025, arguing that this level of funding is needed to “undo the harmful effects of recent stagnant funding that slowed American scientific discovery.” The testimony emphasized that the requested funding “will grow and sustain the U.S. bioeconomy and enable NIH to accelerate work on important initiatives at the frontiers of science and medicine.”

AIBS further requested that any additional funding to support the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) should supplement, not supplant, the $51.3 billion recommendation for NIH. “The new agency charged with supporting transformative high-risk, high-reward research must complement, and not interfere with NIH’s commitment to funding basic research.”

Read the testimony.

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