Category Archives: Legislative Action

Omnibus FY18 Spending Bill Includes Additional $10 Million for Trauma Clinical Research Program

In the fiscal year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill signed into law in March, Congress appropriated additional funding for a trauma clinical research network. Congress added $10 million in the Defense Health Program Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) Account for the Trauma Clinical Research Program, which was first proposed by the Coalition for National Trauma Research in 2015. Since CNTR

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Representatives Castro, Hurd, Ruppersberger and Kennedy Champion Funding Request for NTRAP

March 19, 2018–Following a lobbying effort by members of the Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR) in February, House members Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Will Hurd (TX-23), Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) and Joseph Kennedy, III (MA-04) took the lead on a request for funding, authoring a letter to the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee in support of a National Trauma Research Action Plan (NTRAP).

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Congresswoman Duckworth Introduces Legislation to Begin Creation of a National Trauma Care System

Today Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced a bill (H.R. 6132) that would implement many of the recommendations offered in the June 2016 National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Report, A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. The legislation seeks to lay the groundwork for a plan for

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CNTR Advocacy Efforts Give Trauma Research a $10 Million Boost

Having promoted the Trauma Clinical Research Program in the Department of Defense Health Program budget during its Annual Advocacy Day in late February, CNTR learned today that the House version of the 2017 DoD appropriations bill includes $10 million for this program. While the Senate spending bill hasn’t yet been considered, CNTR executive committee members are cautiously optimistic that the

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Defense Health and Research Programs Support Troop Readiness, Leaders Testify

Today, leaders of Department of Defense health programs testified at a hearing held by the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. Speaking on behalf of their programs were Vice Admiral Raquel Bono, Director of the Defense Health Agency; Lt Gen. Nadja West, Surgeon General of the U.S. Army; Vice Admiral Clinton Faison, III, Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy; and Lt Gen.

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CNTR Advocacy Results in $10 Million for Trauma Clinical Research Program

On Friday,  December 18, the President signed into law the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that the U.S. Congress approved earlier in the day. The measure includes $10 million in the 2016 Department of Defense (DoD) Health Program account for a national Trauma Clinical Research Program. Advocates from the Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR) had requested funding for the

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CNTR Effort Results in U.S. House Member Support for Appropriations

Seeking to secure $10 million in funding for a National Trauma Clinical Research Network in the Department of Defense Health Programs budget, CNTR executive committee members activated supporters in the House of Representatives to send a reminder about the importance of the funding. A follow-on to the first annual Trauma Research Advocacy Day early in the year, this latest request comes during deliberations

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