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Global health advocates eye Ryan budget plan with concern

At a panel discussion on Monday organized by the national research advocacy group Research!America and hosted at the New York Academy of Sciences, speakers aired their concerns about the proposed 2013 US federal budget, which they say threatens to cut both grants for primary research and spending on foreign aid. “Under Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) plan, the number grants available for global health research would be reduced dramatically over the next decade,” Nita Lowey Democratic congresswoman of New York said at the conference. The plan of Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan budget would keep the 2013 budget for the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) flat, and  could decrease funding for basic research grants and for foreign aid between 2014 and 2024 by an unknown amount determined by a “review of the long-term budget outlook every 5 years”, as part of a larger goal to reduce federal spending by $261 billion. 


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