Fiscal Year 2008

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

October 19, 2007 - Letters Supporting Increased Funding for NIH in FY 2008 Sent to Congress
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
June 26, 2007 - ASM Recommends Additional Funding to Combat Tuberculosis
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.
May 8, 2007 - Federal Funding for FY 2008 - Biomedical and Life Sciences Research
A compilation of the ASM recommendations to Congress for FY 2008 funding for the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.
April 4, 2007 - Guide to the Fiscal Year 2008 Research and Development and Public Health Agency Budgets
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.
March 26, 2008 - Senate Approves Specter-Harkin Amendment
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.
February 21, 2007 - ASM Summaries of the FY 2008 Research and Development and Public Agency Budgets
February 5, 2007 - American Society for Microbiology Alarmed by Erosion of NIH Funding
The ASM released a statement regarding the President's FY 2008 proposed budget for the National Institutes of Health and biomedical research