Congressional Testimony
APS President Hannah Carey testifies on FY 2008 NIH funding before the House Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee.The APS makes yearly recommendations to Congress regarding the budgets of NIH, NSF, NASA, and the VA.



 

Testimony

NIH Testimony 2017

The APS supports a funding level for NIH of at least $35 billion in FY 2017. (PDF)

NSF & NASA FY 2017

The APS supports a net level of $7.96 billion for NSF's FY 2017 budget, a restoration of cuts to NASA’s life sciences research budgets, and an increase in funding for the Human Research Program. (PDF)

VA FY 2017

The APS recommends that the VA Medical and Prosthetic Research Program be funded at a level of $664.7 million in FY 2017. (PDF)

NIH FY 2016

The APS supports a funding level for NIH of at least $32 billion in FY 2016. (PDF)

NSF & NASA FY 2016

The APS supports a net level of $7.72 billion for NSF's FY 2016 budget, a restoration of cuts to NASA’s life sciences research budgets, and an increase in funding for the Human Research Program. (PDF)

NIH FY 2015

The APS supports an NIH net funding level of $32 billion in FY 2015. (PDF)

Hearing on Driving Innovation through Federal Investments

APS submitted testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee on "Driving Innovation Through Federal Investments." The hearing focused on the role of federal investments in sparking innovation and discovery that save lives, improve our national security, create American jobs and grow our economy. (PDF)

NSF & NASA FY 2015

The APS supports a net FY 2015 NSF budget of $7.6 billion, a restoration of NASA’s life sciences research budgets, and an increase of funding for the NASA Human Research Program. (PDF)

VA FY 2015

The APS recommends that the VA Medical and Prosthetic Research Program be funded at a level of $621 million in FY 2015. (PDF)

NIH FY 2014

The APS recommends an NIH funding level of no less than $32 billion in FY 2014. (PDF)

NSF & NASA FY 2014

The APS supports an FY 2014 NSF budget at a net level of $7.4 billion to prevent further erosion of program capacity. APS also recommends a restoration of NASA’s life sciences research budgets and an increase of funding for the Human Research Program. (PDF)

NIH FY 2012

The APS supports a FY 2012 funding level of $35 billion for NIH. (PDF)

NSF & NASA FY 2012

The APS recommends that Congress fund the FY 2012 NSF budget at a level of $7.8 billion and restore cuts to NASA’s life sciences research budgets, making every effort to fully fund the proposed 12% increase in the Human Research Program. (PDF)

VA FY 2012

The APS supported a funding level of $621 million for the VA Medical and Prosthetic research program in FY 2012. (PDF)

NIH FY 2011

The APS recommended NIH be funded at $37 billion in FY 2011. (PDF)

NSF & NASA FY 2011

For FY 2011, the APS recommended that Congress fund the NSF budget at a level of $7.68 billion and restore cuts to NASA’s life sciences research budget. (PDF)

VA FY 2011

The APS supported a $1 billion funding level for VA Medical and Prosthetic research program in FY 2011, including $700 million for research and $300 million for infrastructure. (PDF)

NIH FY 2010

The APS recommended a 7% increase for NIH for FY 2010. (PDF)

NSF FY 2010

The APS recommended that Congress fully fund the FY 2010 NSF budget request of $7 billion. (PDF)

NASA FY 2010

The APS calls on Congress and NASA to increase support for peer-reviewed research into the health risks of long-term space flight and development of appropriate countermeasures at a rate that exceeds the biomedical research and development price index (BRDPI) and restore the capacity of the Human Research Program.

VA FY 2010

The APS supports the Administration’s $580 million FY 2010 budget request for Medical and Prosthetic Research at the VA and recommends an additional $142 million for building and infrastructure development.

NIH FY 2009

The APS recommended NIH be funded at $31.1 billion in FY 2009. (PDF)

NSF & NASA FY 2009

The APS recommended NSF be funded at $7.33 billion and that NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) be reinvigorated with increased funds in FY 2009. (PDF)

VA FY 2009

The APS recommended that the VA be funded at $555 million in FY 2009, with an additional $45 million for building and infrastructure development. (PDF)

NIH FY 2008

The APS supported a 6.7% increase for NIH in FY 2008. (PDF)

NSF & NASA FY2008

The APS recommended $6.5 billion for NSF and an increase of $39.5 million for life sciences research at NASA for FY 2008. (PDF)

NIH FY 2007

The APS recommended a 5% funding increase for NIH for FY 2007. (PDF)

NSF & NASA FY 2007

The APS supported the plan to provide NSF with $6.02 billion in FY 2007 and recommended the restoration of funds to basic life sciences and countermeasures research at NASA. (PDF)

VA FY 2007

The APS supported an increase in the VA medical and prosthetic research to $460 million for FY 2007, with an additional $45 million for facilities and major equipment. (PDF)

NIH FY 2006

The APS recommended that NIH be provided with a 6% funding increase in FY 2006. (PDF)

NSF & NASA FY 2006

The APS recommended the NSF budget be increased to at least $6 billion in FY 2006 and urged increased support for peer-reviewed research into the health risks of long- term space flight at NASA. (PDF)

VA FY 2006

The APS supports increasing the VA medical and prosthetic research to $460 million for FY 2006, with an additional $45 million to be spent on facilities and major equipment. (PDF)

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