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Advocacy at a Glance

March 16, 2012

Advocacy at a Glance offers you the bullet point summary of current advocacy issues associated with the goals of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA.

  • Alliance for a Stronger FDA FY 2013 FDA Appropriations Request. This past week, the Alliance for a Stronger FDA released its request for FDA’s FY 2013 appropriated funding.  We are requesting FY 13 budget authority (BA) appropriations (non-user fees) for FDA of $2.656 billion. This is a $150 million increase (6%) over the FY 12 level. For more details on the Alliance’s FY 13 request, please click here and here.
  • FY 13 House and Senate Appropriation Request Deadlines. Individual Members of the House and Senate Appropriations committees submit lists of their “funding priorities” to the committee. The deadline for Committee Members to submit requests in the House is March 20 and for the Senate March 22. Subcommittee chairs and ranking members often consider these important indications of committee sentiment, so it helps if FDA is included in a lot of Member letters. Please reach out to individual Appropriations committee members asking them to include the FDA in their funding priorities letter. Please click here and here to find details about the Alliance’s FY 13 request that can be used as part of your contact with their offices.
  • Hill Meetings. This past week the Alliance continued its Capitol Hill Meetings regarding FDA’s FY 2013 funding and has several meetings scheduled for next week.
  • 2012 Stronger FDA Hill Day: March 28. Please Save the Date. The Annual Stronger FDA Hill Day on March 28th is fast approaching. Please save the date. If you plan on participating, please RSVP by e-mailing Tony Curry.

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