Representative David Trone

Representing the 6th District of Maryland

Rep. Trone Announces $41.1 Billion in Appropriations Funding for the National Institutes of Health, Meets with Director Collins to Discuss Research Efforts

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June 25, 2019
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov

Rep. Trone Announces $41.1 Billion in Appropriations Funding for the National Institutes of Health, Meets with Director Collins to Discuss Research Efforts

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. David Trone (MD-06) announced $41.1 billion in Appropriations funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) following his meeting with NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins on Monday. Trone requested increased levels of funding for the NIH in a letter sent to the Committee on Appropriations earlier this year.

The funding reflects an increase of $2 billion above the 2019 enacted level and $6.9 billion above the President’s budget request. The bill includes $2.4 billion for Alzheimer’s disease research and $3.2 billion for HIV/AIDS research. The funding was included in the FY 2020 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education, Defense, State-Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act.

On Monday, Rep. Trone met with Dr. Collins to discuss research efforts.

“I had a fantastic meeting with Director Collins where we discussed the importance of NIH research and the over 8:1 return on investment for every research dollar spent by the NIH,” said Congressman David Trone. “NIH researchers are problem-solvers for public health crises in our nation, and there are huge opportunities to make progress on gene therapy for diseases, such as sickle cell anemia, if we appropriately invest in funding this research."

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Education and Labor, Foreign Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees, where he is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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