AASM Supports Increase to Budget for NIH
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Friday, June 27, 2008
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday, June 26, approved fiscal year 2009 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies legislation. The Committee provides $30.2 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is a $1.025 billion increase over the fiscal year 2008 level and the budget request.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine sent a letter to Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W. Va.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, indicating its support for an increase to the budget for the NIH. Visit www.aasmnet.org/members/Articles.aspx?id=973 to read a full version of the letter.
The AASM will keep members abreast of the appropriation legislation as it proceeds through the Senate and House of Representatives.