Wednesday, 26 September 2018 13:18

ASM Applauds the House on passing the FY19 Labor-HHS Bill

Washington, DC - September 27, 2018 - ASM applauds the House on passing the FY19 Labor-HHS Bill, which includes a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and an increase of $127 million for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The commitment to provide significant funding to federal health agencies will not only help researchers find cures for deadly diseases but will also aid in the development of new scientific technologies that can protect from biological threats globally. Among the provisions highlighted in the bill are $550 million for antibiotic resistance research and $140 million for research on a universal influenza vaccine.

Increased funding from federal agencies is required for researchers to work toward finding cures for diseases and make scientific advances to benefit the public. We urge the President to sign the bill to ensure that programs can continue uninterrupted.