[mla-nynj] [Fwd: [mla-grc] Fwd: ACTION ALERT Additional information re: NIH Labor HHS bill]

Jeanne Strausman jstrausm at nyit.edu
Thu Nov 15 15:44:05 UTC 2007


Forwarded on behalf of Mahnaz Tehrani.

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> Subject:
> [mla-grc] Fwd: ACTION ALERT Additional information re: NIH Labor HHS bill
> From:
> Mary Langman <mlaedo2 at mlahq.org>
> Date:
> Wed, 14 Nov 2007 12:19:49 -0600
> To:
> MLA-GRC at mlahq.org, mla-legis-tf at mlahq.org, lwatson at umn.edu, 
> janeblum at umich.edu
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> To:
> MLA-GRC at mlahq.org, mla-legis-tf at mlahq.org, lwatson at umn.edu, 
> janeblum at umich.edu
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> Dear GRC and Legislative Task Force Members: 
>
> *Our Washington representatives have advised us that the House of 
> Representatives are expected to vote on the Labor- HHS-Education 
> Appropriations bill on Thursday or Friday of this week. 
>
> By Thursday, please contact your House member and urge them to 
> override the President's veto of the Labor-HHS-Education 
> Appropriations bill.  Please note this time frame replaces the one 
> recommended in other action alerts sent out this week; however the 
> message is the same.  Following is some additional information about 
> the bill passed by Congress:
> * 
>
>>> This legislation contains critical funding increases for the 
>>> National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Library of 
>>> Medicine (NLM), such as:
>>>
>>>     *  $30 billion for NIH, an increase of 1.1 billion over FY 2007,
>>>       and $1.38 billion more than the President's request. The
>>>       President's budget actually called for a cut in overall NIH
>>>       funding.
>>>     * $337.24 for NLM, an increase of $8.1 million over FY 2007, and
>>>       $16.5 million more than the President's request. 
>>>     * And also; Sec.218 which would require that all NIH-funded
>>>       researchers submit their final peer-reviewed manuscripts to
>>>       NLM's PubMed Central database within one year of publication.
>>>
>>>  The House of Representatives is expected to vote to override the 
>>> President's veto on _Thursday or Friday_ of this week. It is 
>>> important that all Task Force members contact their representative 
>>> in the House and urge them to vote _YES on the Labor-HHS-Education 
>>> veto override_. A two-thirds majority vote is required to override a 
>>> presidential veto. If the President's veto is not overridden, NIH 
>>> and NLM may have to operate under a year-long continuing resolution 
>>> that will provide no funding increases.
>>>  
>>> To locate your member of the House please visit www.congress.org 
>>> <http://www.congress.org/> and enter your zip code, then call the 
>>> Capitol Switchboard at (202) 225-3121 to contact them.
>>>  
>>> Thank you
>>>  
>>>  
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