Senate Appropriations Committee to consider NIH budget

07/9/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

The Senate Appropriations Committee meets this week to consider the NIH budget for the next fiscal year, and committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., wants to restore funding cut by the sequester. "I'm now prepared to stand in front of the sequester budget cuts to make sure we don't roll over our great institutions in this country that are determined to find the cures and contain diseases for today and the next century," Mikulski said. The sequester cut about $1.5 billion from the NIH, resulting in about 700 fewer grants, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins said.

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