December 27, 2007 - ASM Summaries of the FY 2008 R&D Appropriations
The House and Senate passed the FY 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which funds all non-defense federal agencies. The Office of Public Affairs has produced a detailed chart and summary of the R&D funding levels. Chart of FY 2008 R&D Appropriations
ASM joined with other scientific, academic and health organization to send a letter to the Senate and House of Representatives supporting increased funding for the National Institutes of Health for FY 2008. Senate Letter House Letter
The ASM sent a letter to Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), Representative David Obey (D-WI) and Representative James Walsh (R-NY) recommending additional funding to combat tuberculosis, including MDR/XDR TB.
The Office of Public Affairs has developed individual budget summary analyses for federal agencies that support research and development and public health programs. The booklet includes the summaries and a chart outlining the FY 2008 budget requests for individual agencies.
The Senate passed the Specter-Harkin amendment to the Budget Resolution by voice vote on March 23. The amendment increases funding for health programs, such as the NIH and CDC, by $2.2 billion in the FY 2008 Budget Resolution. The Senate also passed the Budget Resolution 52 to 47.
The ASM released a statement regarding the President's FY 2008 proposed budget for the National Institutes of Health and biomedical research