Letter to the Honorable Rodney P. Frelinghuysen and the Honorable Nita Lowey, Committee on Appropriations Chairman and Ranking Member, and the Honorable Tom Cole and Rosa DeLauro, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education - Increased Research Funding


By: Louise Slaughter, David McKinley, Mike Gallagher, Gwen Moore, Ron Kind, Denny Heck, Adam Smith, Pramila Jayapal, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Rick Larsen, Suzan DelBene, Peter Welch, Stacey Plaskett, Gerry Connolly, Don Beyer, Jr., Donald McEachin, Bobby Scott, Filemon Vela, Jr., Marc Veasey, Pete Sessions, Eddie Johnson, Gene Green, Will Hurd, Pete Olson, Joaquin Castro, Beto O'Rourke, Michael McCaul, Al Green, Steve Cohen, Jim Cooper, John Duncan, Jr., Jim Langevin, David Cicilline, Lloyd Smucker, Mike Doyle, Jr., Brendan Boyle, Keith Rothfus, Lou Barletta, Tom Marino, Brian Fitzpatrick, Pat Meehan, Ryan Costello, GT Thompson, Jr., Dwight Evans, Bob Brady, Kurt Schrader, Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Frank Lucas, Steve Stivers, Marcia Fudge, Bill Johnson, Joyce Beatty, Steve Chabot, Chris Collins, Brian Higgins, John Katko, Claudia Tenney, Elise Stefanik, Paul Tonko, John Faso, Sean Maloney, Eliot Engel, Joe Crowley, Adriano Espaillat, Carolyn Maloney, Dan Donovan, Jr., Jerry Nadler, Yvette Clarke, Nydia Velázquez, Kathleen Rice, Thomas Suozzi, Pete King, Lee Zeldin, Ruben Kihuen, Jacky Rosen, Dina Titus, Ben Lujan, Jr., Michelle Lujan Grisham, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Don Payne, Jr., Bill Pascrell, Jr., Albio Sires, Leonard Lance, Chris Smith, Tom MacArthur, Donald Norcross, Ann Kuster, Kevin Cramer, Alma Adams, Mark Meadows, Richard Hudson, Jr., David Rouzer, David Price, G.K. Butterfield, Jr., Emanuel Cleaver II, Vicky Hartzler, Ann Wagner, Lacy Clay, Jr., Rick Nolan, Collin Peterson, Tim Walz, Brenda Lawrence, Debbie Dingell, Sandy Levin, Dan Kildee, Jack Bergman, Bruce Poliquin, Chellie Pingree, Jamie Raskin, John Delaney, Anthony Brown, John Sarbanes, Dutch Ruppersberger, Bill Keating, Stephen Lynch, Mike Capuano, Seth Moulton, Joe Kennedy III, Jim McGovern, Richard Neal, Cedric Richmond, Andy Barr, John Yarmuth, Lynn Jenkins, André Carson, Cheri Bustos, Adam Kinzinger, Rodney Davis, Mike Bost, Bill Foster, Brad Schneider, Jan Schakowsky, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Danny Davis, Peter Roskam, Dan Lipinski, Robin Kelly, Dave Loebsack, Rod Blum, Tulsi Gabbard, Colleen Hanabusa, Madeleine Bordallo, David Scott, Rick Allen, Rob Woodall, Buddy Carter, Carlos Curbelo, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ted Deutch, Lois Frankel, Alcee Hastings, Sr., Kathy Castor, Charlie Crist, Jr., Gus Bilirakis, Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy, Al Lawson, Jr., Lisa Blunt Rochester, Eleanor Norton, Elizabeth Esty, Jim Himes, Joe Courtney, John Larson, Ed Perlmutter, Michael Coffman, Jared Polis, Scott Peters, Juan Vargas, Dana Rohrabacher, Alan Lowenthal, Lou Correa, Nanette Barragán, Mark Takano, Linda Sánchez, Raul Ruiz, Norma Torres, Jimmy Gomez, Ted Lieu, Grace Napolitano, Brad Sherman, Tony Cárdenas, Adam Schiff, Judy Chu, Julia Brownley, Steve Knight, Salud Carbajal, Jimmy Panetta, Zoe Lofgren, Anna Eshoo, Ro Khanna, Jim Costa, Eric Swalwell, Jackie Speier, Mark DeSaulnier, Jerry McNerney, Ami Bera, Doris Matsui, Mike Thompson, John Garamendi, Jared Huffman, Kyrsten Sinema, Raul Grijalva, Martha McSally, Terri Sewell, Donald Young, Susan Davis
Date: March 1, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

Reps. Susan Davis (CA-53), David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-1), André Carson (IA-7) and Peter King (NY-2) led a letter to senior House appropriators requesting an increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to boost research into lifesaving cures. The letter was signed by 209 Members of Congress.

"Medical research saves lives," said Rep. Susan Davis. "Life-saving and life-improving discoveries are regularly made in America and our nation's investment in medical research fuels those discoveries. This proposed increase in NIH funding means America will continue to be a world leader in innovation and medical research Along with medical the breakthroughs, NIH funding supports our economy and thousands of jobs."

"It's critical that we continue making investments in scientific and medical research. This research could lead to cures for cancer, Alzheimer's, or a new breakthrough to help us deal with the opioid epidemic that is ravaging America," said Rep. David B. McKinley. "America has been the world's leading force in medical research, and this additional investment will ensure we continue to be for decades to come."

"I am proud to support NIH and the vital work they are doing to save lives," said Rep. Peter King.

"The cutting-edge medical research that relies on NIH funding saves lives, helps patients and families, and creates jobs in Indiana's vibrant life science sector," said Rep. André Carson. "I am hopeful that our letter, signed by hundreds of members of both parties, will spur Congress to make this critical investment in Hoosier families."

Click here to read the letter.