With a March 8 funding deadline approaching, NIH is up against a proposed budget cut that would hamper biomedical innovation.
The House majority party has proposed an 8 percent, or $3.8 billion, budget cut to the nearly $48 billion NIH received last year, while the Senate Democrat majority is offering a $265 million bump.
If adopted, these cuts would not only curtail vital medical research but have a long-term impact on jobs, economic activity, and key medical research progress.
The ACR is fighting to preserve NIH funding, but we need you to make sure Congress knows how important NIH funding is to rheumatology by contacting your lawmakers before the funding deadline.
Our tool lets you contact your representatives and tell them not to cut this critical medical research funding. Please take the time to send your letter today!