Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs Funding for FY2016 and FY2017

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Members of Congress are frequently lobbied to support adding funding to annual defense appropriation legislation for certain congressional special-interest medical research programs on a wide variety of diseases and topics. When meeting with representatives of various organizations, Members frequently wish to know previously enacted levels for such funding under the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). CDMRP Administration and Funding The CDMRP is overseen by an office within the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) that administers these programs through awarding and managing competitive grants. Congress funds these programs in annual Department of Defense (DOD) appropriation legislation. Funding for these programs is not requested within the President’s budget. It is usually specified in congressional documents accompanying the annual defense appropriation act, such as conference reports or explanatory statements

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