Monday, March 7, 1994
Tapping Clinton plan for research
WASHINGTON - Senators Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Mark Hatfield
(R-Ore.) have proposed an amendment to the Clinton administration's Health Security
Act that would increase research funding at the National Institutes of Health
by 50 percent, or $5 billion per year.
The proposal, which has been endorsed by 75 research-related
organizations and patient groups, would establish a Fund for Health Research
to prevent a continuing decline in U.S. medical research under the congressional
budget agreement that freezes discretionary spending for five years.