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ASPET Joins FASEB’s 125,000 Researchers in Letter Calling on Congress to Raise Spending Caps, Increase Science Funding

October 19, 2015


ASPET President Dr. Kenneth Thummel joined over 20 FASEB Society Presidents in signing a letter urging Congress to raise the spending caps and pass a bipartisan budget that includes increased funding for scientific research.

Earlier this year, the importance of federal investment in biological and biomedical science and research was recognized by the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, which approved legislation to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation. “It is crucial that the United States remains at the front lines of biomedical research,” said Parker B. Antin, PhD, FASEB President. “If Congress doesn’t act, research will be disrupted, and those who are waiting for cures will pay the price. After years in which funding levels did not keep pace with rising costs, this modest increase confirms that funding scientific research is a national priority and helps safeguard our standing as a global leader in life sciences.”

For more detailed information on the impact of ongoing funding losses on research grants and discoveries, view the latest fact sheet online.

Last updated: October 19, 2015

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