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Write Your Representative to Protect Health Funding and "Raise the Caps"

The House of Representatives is poised to vote this week on a budget deal that would leave funding for health and scientific research vulnerable to dangerous cuts.

While usually supportive of crucial agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Congress has failed to "raise the caps." These caps are arbitrary limits on government spending that leave nearly all programs at risk of destructive cuts, including the NIH.

Join ASN in calling on Congress to work together to raise the budget spending caps and restore funding to these programs that keep America healthy, safe, and secure.

We need your voice. Contact your Representative now and tell them that these cuts are bad for the country and the more than 40 million Americans with kidney diseases. Tell them to act now to #RaiseTheCaps!