SCAI Signs On to Letter to House Appropriations Committee about $110M Funding Cut
July 14, 2016
SCAI and 46 medical organizations submitted a letter this week to the House Appropriations Committee in opposition to the $110 million funding cut in the House FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH). The letter urges the Committee to restore this funding and allocate at least $210 million to OSH, which is the amount Congress enacted for FY 2016. The work that OSH does is critical to ending the tobacco epidemic that takes far too many lives and exacts an enormous financial toll on the nation’s economy.
Read the full letter here