The Administration has a long history of strong support for breast cancer
research. Between 1993 and 1997, funding for breast cancer research at NIH has
increased $172 million, or 75%.
H.R. 1585 would create a new mechanism for allocating medical research funds,
which may raise some practical difficulties. The Administration urges the
Congress to consult closely with the National Institutes of Health and the
Postal Service before finalizing this legislation.