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  • Protecting Scientific Research from the Sequester

    by Representative Jared Huffman

    Posted on 2013-02-26

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    HUFFMAN asked and was given Mr. HUFFMAN. Mr. Speaker, last The online version should be corrected to read: Mr. PETERS of California asked and was given Mr. PETERS of California. Mr. Speaker, last ========================= END NOTE ========================= In fiscal year 2012, San Diego firms received more than $130 million from the National Science Foundation and $850 million from the National Institutes of Health. It's these types of investments that have created hundreds of thousands of jobs and bolstered our economy, contributing also to the quality of life for people around the world.

    The sequester threatens to undo this progress. The immediate cuts to NIH from sequestration are 8.2 percent, which is equivalent to a cut of $2.5 billion. This could result in the loss of 33,000 research-related jobs in 2013 and a $4.5 billion decrease in economic activity.

    Let's work together to avert the sequester so we can continue to improve the lives of patients and lead the world in science and technology.


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