The National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget supports groundbreaking medical research across the country. The Cleveland Clinic, for example, is conducting NIH-funded research to improve practicioners’ understanding and treatment of asthma and to prevent children and teens from contracting diseases that harm the nervous system. Ohio’s 11th Congressional District, where the Cleveland Clinic is located, could lose roughly $68 million of annual NIH funding if the Trump budget cuts are evenly distributed across the country. The state of Ohio could lose a total of roughly $166 million annually in NIH funding.
President Trump’s budget would cut more than $7 billion from the NIH, which is a roughly 22 percent cut from the strong funding level that Congress recently enacted for fiscal year 2017 in the omnibus appropriations bill.
Furthermore, the Trump budget undermines additional public health research and disease prevention activities by cutting $1.4 billion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention budget compared with FY 2016, including from domestic and global HIV/AIDS prevention efforts.
The Trump budget also attacks other areas of research and development, including climate science and clean energy. For example, the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy—which supports labs and small businesses researching LED lighting, more efficient heating and cooling systems, solar panels, and 3-D printing—would be cut more than 69 percent.
Find out below how much NIH funding your congressional district receives.
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