Thursday, May 26, 2005

Congress - FDA money tempest in a teapot

In Congress, the House Appropriations Committee this week reduced nearly $6 million from the Food and Drug Administration's budget for next year after the Bush administration directed acting administrator Lester Crawford not to testify before the panel.

This same week, the House Appropriations Committee a $100 billion spending bill for the FDA, the Agriculture Department and related agencies. The measure is $93 million more than Bush requested. The committee voted to withhold $5.8 million from administrative funds for FDA.

From various sources, including