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Biden Says Trump's Budget Cuts 'Draconian;' House Approps Member Says NIH Funding A Priority

April 03, 2017
Former Vice President Joe Biden called President Donald Trump's requested budget cuts “draconian,” saying the proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health would set the the agency's budget and biomedical research back 15 years. He added there is no way Congress, which recently passed a bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act, would let the NIH cuts kick in. House Appropriations member Kevin Yoder (R-KS) echoed Biden's call for Congress to ensure NIH and programs funded through Cures, especially those that...


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