Lobbying Campaign To End Sequestration Ramps Up

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The Huffington Post

By: Sam Stein

On the eve of a potential budget deal that could, for the first time in several years, see an increase in the topline spending of the federal government, various constituencies are lobbying for their share of financial relief.

On Tuesday morning, United for Medical Research, a coalition of research institutions, as well as patient and health advocates, made its case that sequester cuts to science should be on top of the list. The group released a report arguing that potentially groundbreaking medical advances in cancer treatments, Parkinson's disease research, and reproductive health (among many others) have been compromised by cuts and could be irrevocably damaged if those cuts continued. 

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