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    This page contains letters signed by elected officials, usually written to the President or relevant members of Congress.

100413-Gov on Apr 13, 2010

Letter: Letter from 24 Governors to leaders in Congress
Source: Letter from 24 Governors to leaders in Congress
NIH, as well as the indirect job benefits of laboratories needing space, supplies, services, and equipment. We are also deeply aware that NIH-funded discoveries are the basis of new companies and even new industries in our communities.

NIH research is an instrumental part of the success of the US life sciences industry and its 6 million high-wage US jobs. Moreover, follow-on life science research advances are now stimulating new jobs and new solutions in green energy, agriculture, the environment and industrial manufacturing. NIH funding enables the scientific talent and discoveries that are at the heart of this vast array of economic activity.

As you develop the Congressional Budget Resolution, we urge you to enable the 3.2% funding increase for NIH contained in the President's budget request. We thank you for your past support for biomedical research and ask you to craft a budget resolution that accommodates the President's $32.2 billion FY 2011 NIH budget request.

The greatest contribution NIH makes is to the health and well-being of Americans. Past federal investments in medical research, combined with those from the private sector, have led to improved health, better quality of life, and improved productivity of millions of patients and their families.

But NIH is also an important national, regional, and local economic engine. Together, our states received more than $19 billion from the NIH last year for promising research efforts. NIH funding directly supports 350,000 jobs across the US. In our states, we see firsthand the world class research institutions and scientific teams enabled by


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Question 5: Expand ObamaCare Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Health Care
  • Headline: 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 100413-Gov

Phil Bredesen s1sTN Former Democrat Governor (2002-2010) 
Chet Culver s1sIA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
Jim Doyle s1sWI Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010) 
Dave Freudenthal s1sWY Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010) 
Christine Gregoire s1sWA Former Democratic Governor (2005-2013) 
Brad Henry s1sOK Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010) 
Ted Kulongoski s1sOR Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010) 
Joe Manchin III s1sWV Democratic Senator 
Jack Markell s1sDE Democratic Governor 
Martin O`Malley s1sMD Democratic Governor 
Mark Parkinson s1sKS Former Democratic Governor (2009-2010) 
Deval Patrick s1sMA Democratic Governor 
Bev Perdue s1sNC Former Democratic Governor (2009-2013) 
Pat Quinn s1sIL Democratic Governor 
Ed Rendell s1sPA Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010) 
Bill Ritter s1sCO Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010) 
Ted Strickland s1sOH Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010) 



Republicans participating in 100413-Gov

Chris Christie s1sNJ Republican Governor 
Jim Douglas s1sVT Former Republican Governor (2002-2010) 
Jodi Rell s1sCT Former Republican 
Bob Riley s1sAL Former Republican Governor (until 2010) 
Mike Rounds s1sSD Former Republican Governor (2002-2010) 
Arnold Schwarzenegger s1sCA Former Republican Governor (2003-2010) 



Independents participating in 100413-Gov



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 17
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0


















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