Newt Gingrich Calls on Congress to Double NIH Budget

Newt Gingrich Calls on Congress to Double NIH Budget

Asserting that it is “irresponsible and shortsighted, not prudent,” to permit funding for basic research to dwindle, Newt Gingrich argues in a New York Times op-ed that Congress needs to double the budget of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Gingrich Says “Double the NIH budget”

Gingrich Says “Double the NIH budget”

Scientists from San Diego to Boston got an unexpected morale boost Wednesday from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who urged Congress to double the budget of the National Institutes of Health, the financially strapped agency that serves as the government’s chief underwriter of biomedical research.

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