“We’re at a very interesting time for science right now, with precision medicine, initiatives on the brain. We’re going to be able to do some spectacular things if we make the investments now.”

Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)  (Read More)

“We’re on the cusp of major breakthroughs on so many of the illnesses that cost lives and hurt families each day—and I think we should make sure our scientists and researchers have all the tools and resources they need.”

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) (Read More)

“Investing in NIH research will lead to medical breakthroughs that not only improve the quality of life for Americans, but are crucial for preventing, slowing, or stopping diseases, like Alzheimer’s, that will drive up Medicare and Medicaid-related costs over the long term.”

Sen. Roy Blunt (Read More)

“A breakthrough at the NIH saves not just one life, but potentially millions, over generations to come. That breakthrough can improve the life of not just a sick individual, but the lives of their loved ones, caretakers, and friends. That is what the NIH represents.”

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) (Read More)

“This creates jobs. This creates economic opportunity. This saves lives. This is infrastructure. This is defense. This is everything rolled into one.”

Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) (Read More)

“Life-saving and life-improving advances – whether funded by NIH, by the CDC, or by the DoD– will only be realized if we continue on a steady, predictable growth path of investment in biomedical research.”

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) (Read More)

“The importance of NIH funding is real: the medical breakthroughs yielded from NIH research will ensure future generations can live longer, healthier lives knowing that our nation’s doctors, scientists and health care providers have improved treatments and cures for costly diseases.”

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) (Read More)

“[A] principal reason we produce 24 percent of all the world’s dollars for just 5 percent of the people is the extraordinary concentration of brain power in the United States supported by federal dollars through our national laboratories, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies.”

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) (Read More)