August 07, 2007

$5 million in funding for TSC Research?

Early last Sunday morning, the U.S. House of Representatives approved its version of the Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act, which includes $5 million for the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP) in the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program.

The Senate has taken no action on its version of the DoD bill, but it is expected to be reviewed in September. Hopefully they will vote to support an appropriation of $5 million for TSC Research in the Senate version of the DoD Appropriations bill, matching the level approved by the House of Representatives.

There are a few hurdles along the way to Presidential approval, but last year the request for funding didn't make it this far so I'll take that as a good sign.

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