American Society of Hematology

Take Action to Protect Medical and Public Health Research

Published on: December 03, 2014

Funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) remains in question.

Although Congress reached an agreement to temporarily fund federal agencies and programs – including NIH – through the first several months of fiscal year (FY) 2015, another short-term or full-year funding bill must be passed prior to December 11 to keep the federal government operational and avoid a government shutdown.

Congress is currently working to attempt to reach an agreement on the FY 2015 budget for NIH and other federal programs.  Until a final deal is reached, additional cuts in funding for NIH remain a possibility.  Your Senators and Representative need to hear from you NOW about the impact that funding cuts have on your research and the patients you treat and the need for them to pass a full-year omnibus spending bill that restores funding for NIH to, at a minimum, pre-sequestration levels.

Simply click "Take Action" below, enter your contact information on the next page, and click "Go!" If you prefer, call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121, ask to be connected to the offices of your Senators and Representative, and leave a message based on the draft letter on the following page. This will not take much time, but will have a huge impact.

If you have any questions, please contact ASH Research Advocacy Manager Tracy Roades.

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