Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Sequester Cuts Hurt The National Institutes Of Health

National-Institutes-of-HealthWhen Congress passed the sequester cuts as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, across-the-board reductions were imposed on a number of agencies.

The National Institutes of Health lost five percent of their budget, about $1.6 billion.

Pam Miller of the American Heart Association says those cuts will hurt.  Miller says the cuts take the NIH backward several years.

Arizona received more than 36 million research dollars last year from the NIH.  Miller says the cuts will affect the overall economy, since many jobs are at stake.

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