ASM Statement on the White House FY 2022 Budget Proposal

April 9, 2021

 The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) applauds the White House for proposing a fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget that prioritizes science, public health and medical research.  The President’s proposal reflects an extraordinary commitment to tackling some of the most challenging threats to our country and the world through a robust investment in the agencies that fund science across many disciplines, including the microbial sciences.  By boosting support for basic, translational and clinical research, we can turn fundamental knowledge and discoveries into practical technologies, medical devices and treatments, and innovative solutions to environmental, energy and agricultural challenges.  
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of investing over the long term in science and in public health.  Federally funded research has proven health, economic and global security benefits for the United States. Complementing the research programs are the public health programs that put science into action at the state and local levels, and around the world.  

ASM and its more than 30,000 members look forward to working with House and Senate leaders and the Administration in the coming months to ensure we learn from the lessons of the past year and build on the work that has started to bolster our nation’s public health capacity and infrastructure. We also look forward to working with leaders to ensure robust, sustained and predictable increases for federal agencies and programs that advance the microbial sciences, save lives from infectious diseases and ensure our global health security.  

Author: ASM Advocacy

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