Request To Congress For Alzheimer’s Funding Faces Competing Budget Priorities

The Congressional Quarterly (12/4, Attias, Subscription Publication) reports that the Alzheimer’s Association is urging “Congress to provide an additional $200 million in fiscal 2015 funding, on top of a $100 million boost last fiscal year.” The association maintains that “the extra funds are necessary to meet the goal of developing effective prevention and treatment by 2025, as laid out in the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease.” However, “myriad competing priorities in a tough budget environment make fulfilling the request difficult.”

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