Senator Roy Blunt is the Junior United States Senator from Missouri. This is a video of him speaking on the floor of the United States Senate about National Institutes of Health Priorities. For more information on our Opinion Section please click here.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies, spoke on the Senate floor today to highlight several National Institutes of Health priorities he championed that have been included in the omnibus appropriations bill. Blunt announced that NIH has received a $2 billion increase over last year’s funding level, which is the largest increase NIH has received in the Labor/HHS bill in more than a decade. Blunt also noted that the Labor/HHS bill eliminates 18 ineffective or duplicative programs, defunds ObamaCare’s unaccountable Independent Payment Advisory Board, and protects taxpayers from bailing out ObamaCare’s risk corridor program.