Friend of NIA FY 2012 Testimony

Attached is testimony that the Friends of NIA submitted to the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee in May 2011. In it, the Friends recommend NIA receive $1.4 billion, a $300 million increase over Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, in FY Year 2012.

As you may know, on September 21, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved its version of the FY 2012 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Appropriations bill, which recommended NIA receive $1,088,091,000. The report accompanying the bill is posted on the Thomas site at: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/approp/app12.html# (scroll down left side of table until you get to Labor, Health and Human Services).

On September 28, Congressman Rehberg, Chairman of the House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee released a draft of the subcommittee’s bill. His bill recommends NIA receive $1,129,987,000 in FY 2012. The text of the draft bill is also posted on the Thomas site.

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Slides from Dr. Hodes’ February 25 Meeting with FONIA

Following the meeting with Dr. Hodes, the members of the Friends of NIA who were present, decided to support the following request for NIA in Fiscal Year 2012:

Support the President’s 2012 request for NIH as a floor and the Ad Hoc Group for Medical¬†Research recommendation($35 billion) as a ceiling. Within the requested increase for NIH, the Friends of NIA ask that NIA receive $1.4 billion in FY 2012–a recommendation echoed by the Leadership Conference on Aging, reflecting the Institute’s needs and current scientific research¬†opportunities.

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