Increases in FDA Funding Not Enough

A House subcommittee approved an increase of $33 million for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the next fiscal year. While NTEU believes this is a step in the right direction, it still falls short of the resources needed for the FDA to carry out its critical missions.

Food safety activities are to receive an additional $36 million, reflecting the concern over food safety. However, NTEU is concerned that the legislation does not provide the funding for rent and other facilities costs that current leases require, which could force FDA management to move funding from other parts of the agency’s budget.

NTEU will continue to advocate for adequate funding for FDA.