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Advocacy at a Glance

April 30, 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.

  • Senate Appropriations Committee Mark-up. On Thursday last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee marked-up the FY 13 Agriculture-FDA appropriations bill.   Please click here to view the Alliance’s press release. The statement of the Alliance’s position is unchanged, although there has been some further adjustment of the numbers cited. Specifically, as we have done further analysis, we have established that the Senate’s position is $24 million above FY 12, rather than $22 million. This revision is shown in this table and  discussed elsewhere on this web site.

Senate Appropriations Committee Mark for FY 13  Budget Authority Appropriations for FDA

(budget authority only)

FY 12
(in millions)

FY 13 President’s   Request 2/13/12
(in millions)

FY 13 Senate Approps Committee Mark 4/26/12
(in millions)

Salaries and Expenses




Building & Facilities Repair




All BA appropriations
Total (no user fees)





$2,530 (rounded)

  • The Alliance for a Stronger FDA Invites Its Membership to: A Conversation with FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.  Tuesday, May 8 at 2:00 p.m: from 2:00 to 2:40 p.m., Alliance President Margaret Anderson will interview  Commissioner Hamburg on her priorities; from 2:40 to 3:00, audience members can ask questions of the  Commissioner. Please RSVP at, if you plan to attend.
  •  FDA Releases the “Global Engagement Report.” On Monday the FDA released a new report detailing the agency’s strategy to meet a rapidly  growing list  of complex  public health challenges related to globalization.  To view the “Global Engagement Report,” please click here.

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