ASN Scores Wins in Appropriations Process

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In July 2018, the House Appropriations Committee approved the annual Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education spending bill (LHHS), passing it to the House floor for consideration.

The bill, and its Senate counterpart, contain multiple priorities of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), a direct result of the countless emails, meetings, and phone calls made by members to their legislators.

Chief among these priorities is a sizable increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Working with peer organizations, ASN and its members were able to build on the momentum of previous years and advocate for a consistent, sustained