Urge Your Senators to Oppose $2.4 Billion in Proposed
Cuts to NIH and NSF
SfN urges you to contact your Senators TODAY to support NIH and NSF funding. On February 19, the House Republican majority passed legislation to reduce FY2011 funding for science, including a $1.6 billion cut for NIH and an $826 million cut for NSF – reducing the NIH and NSF budgets to FY2008 levels. Debate about the future of funding now shifts to the Senate.
Contact your Senators NOW through the SfN Legislative Action Center and ask them to oppose cuts that will delay treatments, eliminate jobs, and jeopardize America’s standing as a global leader in scientific discovery. The Senate is the research community’s last hope to restore the $2.4 billion cuts to the NIH and NSF for the remainder of the FY2011 budget cycle. Even if you contacted House members last week, we need your voice again.
Senate debate and votes begin on Monday – contact your Senators TODAY! And please urge five colleagues to add their voices in opposition to cuts that will hurt science and hurt America.