Rep. Scott Peters Helps Pass Bipartisan Bill to Increase NIH Funding
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass legislation to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $8.75 billion over the next five years, develop precision medicine treatments that San Diego is already leading the way on, improve Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ability to keep pace with innovation, cut barriers to innovation, and improve health information technology. H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, passed on a bipartisan 344-77 vote.
“This bipartisan effort will help keep our country’s scientific research competitive and will lead to research and innovation that will save lives. San Diego institutions and labs received nearly $400 million in NIH funds last year, and rely on consistent investments to complete their groundbreaking research. I’m hopeful that today’s bipartisan bill will bring us closer to increasing the annual NIH budget so that we can stay atop the world in terms of research, development, and discovery.”