Lawmakers Push Cures 2.0 As ARPA-H Funding Nixed From Reconciliation

By Beth Wang / October 8, 2021 at 5:27 PM
Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) say swift passage of their Cures 2.0 bill that would authorize a new federal biomedical research agency is critical now that key Senate Democrats reportedly stripped from the reconciliation bill a provision providing $3 billion for President Joe Biden’s proposed Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health. The deleted reconciliation language also would have given ARPA-H “other transactions authority” (OTA), which the Congressional Research Service warned could have posed intellectual property issues for...

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