VALHALLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Cuts from the sequester may start to hit home.
The automatic spending cuts that took effect on March 1 when Congress failed to reach a budget deal could cost some researchers at New York Medical College their jobs.
Rep. Nita Lowey warned a 5 percent cut in funding for the National Institutes of Health could result in a loss of $1.5 million for flu vaccine, Lyme disease and other research efforts in Westchester and Rockland Counties alone.
“Never has investment at the National Institutes of Health been a partisan issue and that is what is so unfortunate today,” Rep. Lowey told WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane. “To do away with the sequester would have to be some wise, new thinking on the part of the Republican leadership.”