Senator Durbin successfully offered an amendment during the markup of the MilCon/VA Appropriations bill to boost VA Medical and Prosthetic Research funding to $722 million. Senator Durbin led a letter on this issue in May of this year, and their office hopes to make it an annual sign on letter. The increase marks five percent real growth over the FY17 figure which is also in line with the Senator’s American Cures Act.
NAVREF is pleased to have signed-on in support of this letter back in May and we appreciate Senator Durbin's office for all the work they have put into this amendment. We truly are proud to have Senator Durbin as a champion for VA research.
The May letter on the amendment can be found here.