Researchers from 3 Superfund Research Programs(SRPs) argued for continued funding for the programs in an op-ed piece in the Hill on March 14, 2017.
While most programs in the NIH received incresed funding over the past few years, the Superfund Research Program's funding has decreased. The SRP budget is actually contained in the Interior Department appropriations. The authors are arguing for funds to be increased back to the levels in 2006.
Increasing funds will support public and private universities and small businesses acros 35 states and will continue the SRP track record of creating jobs by developing technology and techniques that improve the environment and public health.
Congressional Appropriation Subcommittees will begin working on their recommendations in April and May.