Monday, June 30, 2008

Congress Increases Funding for NIH & NSF

On June 26, the Senate overwhelmingly approved to increase support for science in an amendment to the supplemental appropriations bill. The measure included $150 million for the National Institutes of Health, $62.5 million for the National Science Foundation and additional funding for the Department of Energy, NASA, and the FDA.

While this increase is still below that levels proposed in the original Senate version of the bill, it is a promising show of support for scientific research and education.

Please show your appreciation to the Representatives and Senators who approved this measure.