Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 17th, 2002
Cleland said he was outraged when Bush's budget request proposed a $735 million cut for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which the president lauded during a November visit.
Construction money would slip to $184 million in the next budget year, down from $296 million this year. Cleland said that would make it difficult for the agency to fulfill its original 10-year plan, let alone an accelerated 5-year goal for rebuilding the crumbling facilities.
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