FASEB President Criticizes Proposed Cuts in Federal Research Funding

By | June 8, 2017

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) President Hudson H. Freeze, PhD, authored an op-ed piece published on June 2 critical of the Trump Administration’s proposed 2018 budget cuts in science research funding. Appearing in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in his native Indiana, Dr. Freeze made the case for continued federal support in order to maintain the nation’s unmatched record in making critical discoveries that have a major impact on improving the health of people everywhere.

“The White House budget proposal slashes federal budgets, decimating our road to future innovations,” Dr. Freeze wrote. “That’s not the America we know: the leader in science, the innovator, and the job creator we already are.”

Dr. Freeze asked members of Congress to ” …show that funding research has been and continues to be a favored bipartisan pastime.”

The federation urges researchers to engage with members of the local media to explain their work and to write opinion pieces in support of federal science funding. Guidance on how to submit an op-ed is available in FASEB’s online Advocacy toolbox.