Announced today during the 2019 inaugural KidneyX Summit, the House Appropriations Committee released the draft 2020 FY funding bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS). The bill will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow, April 30th.
Importantly, for the Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX), $10 million has been included in the bill for KidneyX, the public-private partnership between HHS and ASN “to accelerate the development and adoption of novel therapies and technologies to improve the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases.”
“I am thrilled to learn that the House LHHS Appropriation Subcommittee included $10M in funding for KidneyX. This funding is critical for cementing the public-private partnership between HHS and ASN, and provides a strong signal to patients, practitioners, innovators, and investors that we are committed to disrupting the status quo of care and provide new therapies and hope to the more than 40 million Americans living with kidney diseases and their families. We thank all of our partners in Congress for making this dream a reality,” said ASN President Dr. Rosenberg in response to the news.
In total, the draft bill includes $189.8 billion in discretionary funding, an increase of $11.7 billion over the 2019 enacted level and $47.8 billion over the President’s 2020 budget requested. ASN will work with our partners in Congress and Administration that the full $10 million in funding is appropriated to KidneyX.