Does anyone with a decent knowledge of US politics care to take a stab at how the Republican victories will impact NIH spending? My basic knowledge tells me that Republicans are keen on significant decreases in public spending, and in times of austerity medical research funding suffers. Can anyone flesh that out with historical precedent or policy commitments if that might be the case? What are the dispositions of Ryan, Priebus, Giuliani, Gingrich, Trump et al to government-financed medical research? The question might be too specific for these nascent days... EDIT: Looking at Trump's victory speech he appears to be talking about a New Deal-style infrastructure project. if someone could let him know that the health of his citizens are part of the infrastructure of the country, that would be great.