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House members put the spotlight on NIH
Special order speeches are an opportunity for members to speak on a subject of their choice without interruption on the House floor. On Wednesday, the second special order speech of the night highlighted the National Institutes of Health and the importance of funding for biomedical research. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., a champion for biomedical research, led the charge by starting her speech by describing the NIH as “the goose that keeps laying the golden eggs.” She cited that basic scientific…