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Members of Congress call on Biden to prioritize kidney innovation in budget
January 7, 2022
Nearly 20 members of Congress signed a letter urging President Joe Biden to allocate $25 million for KidneyX in the executive budget for the 2023 fiscal year.
“For KidneyX to meet its full potential and continue to foster the development of technologies, such as a wearable or implantable artificial kidney and xenotransplantation, the federal government must increase its support for KidneyX by including $25 million for KidneyX in the [fiscal year] FY 2023 President’s budget,” the lawmakers wrote in the letter. “Including a full $25 million for KidneyX in the fiscal year 2023 President’s budget would allow the program to expand its record of success and continue to drive innovation for people with kidney diseases.”