Right now, Members of Congress are setting priorities for the 2014 federal budget and the brain tumor community needs to weigh in. National Brain Tumor Society remains concerned about the outlook for the largest funder of brain tumor research in the country, the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The House budget proposal includes a $1.6 billion cut to NIH funding, which was put in place by sequestration, and calls for further cuts to make up monetary deficits in other areas of the budget. The Senate version does not account for sequestration and starts at a larger number when considering next year’s allocation. In either case, there are difficult decisions to be made and our voices are critical to supporting NIH in this process.
Now is the time to write to both the House and Senate in support of a strong NIH budget to drive innovative research and scientific breakthroughs. By telling your story, you make a persuasive case for ongoing support of critical research funding, and are taking action to stop this devastating disease. Take action now - write today.
Thank you for your continued advocacy - and uniting with the National Brain Tumor Society to find a cure. We will continue to share updates as the process moves forward.
Manager of Field Advocacy