[Mla-cds] [Fwd: [mla-legis-tf] Fwd: NIH Budget Increase Adopted by Senate]
jschneider at library.wisc.edu
Fri Mar 14 11:19:56 CDT 2008
THANKS to everyone that was able to contact their Senator about NIH funding!
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Subject: [mla-legis-tf] Fwd: NIH Budget Increase Adopted by Senate
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 11:19:57 -0500
From: Mary Langman <mlaedo2 at mlahq.org>
To: MLA-GRC at mlahq.org, karen.albert at fccc.edu, mla-legis-tf at mlahq.org,
lwatson at umn.edu, janeblum at umich.edu
Dear GRC and Legislative Task Force Members,
Thank you for your speedy response to the action alert we sent out
earlier this week re: the FY 2009 NIH budget. Please see the following
update from our Washington representatives.
> Yesterday, the Senate voted 95 to 4 in favor of adopting the
> Specter/Harkin amendment to the Senates fiscal year (FY) 2009
> budget resolution. This amendment authorizes an additional $2.1
> billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in FY 2009,
> bringing the agency's total potential funding level up to $32.2
> billion. Many thanks to those of you that responded to the recent
> Action Alert and urged your Senators to support the amendment. This is
> an important first step to increasing funding for NIH in FY 2009.
> For more information, please see the attached floor statement by
> Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA).
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Mary M. Langman, Coordinator
Information Issues and Policy
Medical Library Association
65 E. Wacker Pl., Ste. 1900
Chicago, Illinois 60601-7246
ph 312/419-9094, ext. 27
mlaedo2 at mlahq.org
*Plan to attend MLA'08 Connections: BridgingtheGaps
/ May 16-21 Chicago
Assistant Director for Scholarly Communications
UW-Madison, Ebling Library
Health Sciences Learning Center, Room 2373
750 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705-2221
jschneider at library.wisc.eduu
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