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Ryan Budget Abandons Innovation Future

Ryan budgetAt a time when federal research and development, or R&D, investment is stagnating, significant new contributions must be made to secure our continued global leadership in R&D. Rep. Ryan’s budget does just the opposite, significantly reducing the federal government’s commitment to it.

By Kwame Boadi | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Erosion of Funding for the National Institutes of Health Threatens U.S. Leadership in Biomedical Research

NIH doctor and patient article icon Issue Brief NIH funding forms the foundation of America’s biomedical research sector, which leads the world in research spending and innovation. However, as funding for NIH stagnated in the mid-2000s and then decreased under austerity, its purchasing power decreased drastically, and it continues to do so. Without significant new investments, America’s long-term leadership in biomedical research will be at risk.

By Kwame Boadi | Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sequestering American Innovation

article icon Issue Brief We explore historical trends in federal R&D investment and the impact of fiscal austerity on American innovative capacity.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, December 9, 2013

Defense Department Furloughs Pack a Mean Punch

Fort BraggThis week we explore sequestration’s effects on the livelihoods of civilian Department of Defense employees and the communities in which they live.

By Kwame Boadi | Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cutting Off Access to Pre-K Education and Child Care

This week we explore sequestration’s effects on the health, welfare, and education of low-income children and their families.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, July 1, 2013

Kicking Low-Income Americans While They’re Down

This week we explore sequestration’s effects on a critical source of local economic development funding, the Community Development Block Grant.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, June 24, 2013

Making College Less Accessible for Our Students

GraduationThis week we explore sequestration’s effect on the ability of students to afford a college education in the United States.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, June 10, 2013

Government Funding Is Critical in Dealing with Severe Weather

This week we explore sequestration’s effects on the nation’s ability to prepare for and respond to natural disasters.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, June 3, 2013

Budget Cuts Endanger Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims

This year sequestration will cut more than $26 million from services that support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, May 20, 2013

Cutting Impact Aid Funding Harms Our Nation’s Schoolchildren

This week we explore sequestration’s effect on schoolchildren from military households and Native American reservations.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, May 13, 2013

Our Future Economic Standing Is on the Line

This week we explore sequestration’s effect on the nation’s future innovation and economic competitiveness, as well as some of the other ways it is affecting communities around the country.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, May 6, 2013

Congress Acts to Ease Sequestration’s Pain on Air Travelers

This week we explore sequestration’s inconvenience on the nation’s air travelers, as well as some of the other effects it is having around the country.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, April 29, 2013

Housing-Assistance Cuts Target the Most Vulnerable

This week we explore sequestration’s devastating effect on low-income families receiving federal housing assistance, as well as some of the other impacts it is having around the country.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, April 22, 2013

Medicare Reductions Are Hurting Elderly Cancer Patients

Kathleen WatsonThis week we explore sequestration’s devastating impact on elderly cancer patients, who depend on Medicare for treatment, as well as some of the other impacts it is having around the country.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, April 15, 2013

Sequestration Nation

SequestrationA look at the damaging effects of sequestration on people across America.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, April 8, 2013