FoNIA is grateful for the Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies’ continued commitment to the mission of National Institutes of Health (NIH), and, in particular, the research supported and conducted by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).  Friends of NIA (FoNIA) respectfully request at least $41.6 billion in funding for the NIH.  Within this amount, we request that an increase of $500 million over FY 2019 levels be designated in support of cross-Institute aging research initiatives.  In addition, the FONIA requests an increase of at least $350 million above the final enacted amount for FY 2019 for AD/ADRD research at the NIH.