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Sequestration: Should Big Bird Be Fricasseed?

By Mark McCarty
Medical Device Daily Washington Editor

Monday, September 24, 2012
WASHINGTON – Rather than serve up across-the-board cuts mandated by sequestration that would slice deeply into the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget, Congress needs to be more selective when carving out savings, Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.) said at a United for Medical Research (UMR) policy briefing in Washington last week.

Mixing in a morality argument, Bilbray added, "For this city to accept across-the-board cuts regardless of what's going on would be as outrageous as any father or mother" employing the same strategy with the household budget.

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