The Next Phase: Funding For Federal Agencies

This week, the Senate approved the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 by a 64-36 vote and President Obama is expected to sign this legislation into law. The next step in this process is the House and Senate Appropriators must begin the challenging job of allocating funding to the federal agencies for the remainder of fiscal year 2014 before funding runs out on Jan. 15, 2014. Since the budget agreement only rolls back a portion of sequestration, it is expected that there will be winners and losers. This means that some agencies and programs may receive increased funding whereas others may lose funding.

To learn more about the Bipartisan Budget Act click here to read an article written by Sam Stein from the Huffington Post, which explains the complex and delicate forthcoming budget negotiations.

Also, AADR urges you to TAKE ACTION today by sending an email to your Member of Congress and urge him/her to increase funding for NIH and NIDCR.

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