This amendment would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the other agencies of the Public Health Service that are critical to improving public health and safety. The amendment will provide needed funding for biomedical research, public health preparedness and prevention and control of infectious diseases.
We urge you to support the addition of $7 billion to the Budget Resolution to preserve critical public health programs.
Ruth L. Berkelman, M.D.
Chair, Public and Scientific Affairs Board
Gail H. Cassell, Ph.D.
Chair, Committee on Biomedical Research