On March 16, the President released his budget blueprint for fiscal year (FY) 2018, which proposes deep cuts in funding for federal research at the NIH as well as an increase in FDA user fees.
Leadership of federal departments and agencies with oversight of issues of importance to California’s life sciences sector continue to take shape under the new Trump Administration.
CLSA President & CEO Sara Radcliffe comments on the President’s proposed $6 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in his budget blueprint.
CLSA President & CEO Sara Radcliffe reacts to the President’s proposed $6 billion cut to the NIH’s budget in this San Diego Union-Tribune article.
CLSA’s Jenny Carey and EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases’ Julia Jenkins pen an op-ed in The Hill on the need enact sound public policies that help tackle the more than 7,000 rare diseases affecting 30 million people, more than half of whom are children.
On Feb. 16, House Republican leadership distributed a policy brief outlining how they intend to go about repealing and replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) originally enacted in 2010.
Given the medical device excise tax’s disproportionate impact in California, CLSA has been a leading advocate in support of its full repeal. In the 115th Congress, CLSA continues to advocate for a full and permanent repeal of the medical device excise tax.
View CLSA’s 2017 Federal Policy & Advocacy Agenda, to guide our priority policy and advocacy issues, and related education and outreach opportunities.
CLSA’s seasoned federal government relations team is engaged on behalf of the biomedical, agriculture, and industrial biotechnology sectors in multiple ways through strategic collaborations and direct lobbying in Washington, D.C. to advance innovation, investment and job creation for California’s treasured life sciences ecosystem. Our 2017 federal policy agenda drives these goals.
With the opening of the 115th Congress, the 55-Member California congressional delegation continues to rank amongst the most influential, with numerous members serving in positions of leadership and on committees with jurisdiction over issues and policies critical to the continued advancement of our state’s and the nation’s life sciences sector.