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FASEB Scientists Descend on Capitol Hill to Advocate for Increased Science Funding
Date:5/21/2010

BETHESDA, Md., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from across the country came to Washington on May 5th to advocate for increased funding for federal science agencies as part of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology's (FASEB) annual Capitol Hill Day.  Led by FASEB President, Dr. Mark Lively, the researchers met with nearly 40 congressional offices and attended breakfast events with two members of the Senate Appropriations Committee where they presented FASEB's FY 2011 recommendations of $37 billion dollars for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and $7.68 billion dollars for the National Science Foundation (NSF). "Fiscal year 2011 is a critical year for science.  Our goal is to continue the pipeline of innovative medical and technological advancements," stated Lively.

In addition to visiting members of Congress and their staff on Capitol Hill, FASEB sent letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging them to increase NIH's budget to $37 billion dollars in FY 2011.  Lively emphasized how the funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
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