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Congressional Republicans, Democrats Express Opposition To Trump Administration’s Proposed Cuts To NIH Budget

New York Times: Plan to Cut Funding for Biomedical Research Hits Opposition in Congress
“A proposal by President Trump to cut federal spending for biomedical research by 18 percent — just months after Congress approved bipartisan legislation to increase such spending — has run into a buzz saw on Capitol Hill, with Republicans and Democrats calling it misguided. … While [NIH] does some research in its own laboratories, it distributes most of its funds to scientists around the country who are investigating cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, AIDS, and other illnesses, as well as basic science that has no known link to a particular disease…” (Pear, 4/3).

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