• United for Medical Research Reacts to the Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill


    WASHINGTON – The following statement may be attributed to United for Medical Research: “We are extremely pleased to see the $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health included in the bill released Tuesday by the Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee. This represents a significant step toward correcting a decade of flat-funding of the NIH […]

  • Research, Life Science Industry, and Patient Advocacy Groups Lend Support for NIH Funding Provisions in 21st Century Cures Act


    WASHINGTON, June 19, 2015 – United for Medical Research and 74 other research, life sciences industry, and patient advocacy organizations today offered their strong support of the National Institute of Health funding provisions included in the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6).  In a letter to Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Diana […]

  • United for Medical Research Offers Strong Support for the NIH Funding in 21st Century Cures


    In advance of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health markup of 21st Century Cures, United for Medical Research sent the following letter of support to Chairman Upton. The other sponsors also received their own letters of support. The Honorable Fred Upton Chairman Energy and Commerce Committee 2183 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC […]

  • United for Medical Research Applauds 21st Century Cures Draft Bill; Provides $10 Billion Increase to NIH


    The following statement may be attributed to Jennifer Poulakidas, co-President, United for Medical Research: “United for Medical Research applauds the updated 21st Century Cures discussion draft, which authorizes a mandatory $10 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health, and the bipartisan leadership that led to this outcome. The proposed $10 billion increase over five […]

  • United for Medical Research Reacts to FY16 Senate Budget Resolution


    WASHINGTON – The following statement may be attributed to United for Medical Research: “While we applaud the Senate Budget Committee’s call for strong funding for medical research in its FY16 budget resolution, the proposed $236 billion cut to non-defense spending over ten years would make needed increases nearly impossible. Reduced and inconsistent spending at the […]