Post-Election Statement from the Alliance for a Stronger FDA
November 7, 2012
As advocates for a properly-funded FDA, the Alliance for a Stronger FDA hopes that Members of Congress will deal constructively and promptly with deficit reduction and budgetary priorities. Specifically, we urge Congress to:
- Recognize and properly fund the special and growing role of FDA as a protector of food and drug safety and a gateway to medical innovation and science.
- Find alternative means to reduce the budget deficit and avoid the across-the-board sequestration of 8.2% of federal agency funding on January 2, 2013.
- Recognize that FDA, as the nation’s premier consumer protection agency with newly-mandated responsibilities, merits special budgetary consideration by the Congress.