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Scientists hate Trump’s proposed funding cuts to the National Institutes of Health

  • Republicans and Democrats have finally found something they agree on: President Donald Trump’s proposed $5.8 billion funding cut to the National Institutes of Health is a terrible idea.
  • During a House budget hearing Wednesday, representatives from both sides of the aisle spoke in support of the NIH — and expressed “disappointment” in the dramatic cuts Trump floated in March.
  • “I’m concerned that the reductions in the request would stall progress that our recent investments were intended to achieve and potentially discouraging promising scientists from entering or remaining in biomedical research,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), who chairs the House Appropriations subcommittee in charge of the NIH budget, said.
  • Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), ranking member of the House Appropriations health subcommittee, praised Cole’s bipartisan support for the NIH funding. Read more (5/19/17)

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