If the Senate Subcommittee is having it's way, for the third year in a row - the NIH is going to get another nice boost in funding. While it doesn't mean that ME/CFS is going to get more money, it does mean that the pie just got a little bigger; i.e. they can't say they don't have extra funds available to devote to ME/CFS. The worries have been that given President Trump's proposed almost 25% cut in funding that the pie would get smaller. The Senate is definitely digging in. NIH funding, by the way is a bipartisan issue - both the Dems and the Republicans want it to rise. Perhaps more importantly, though, Senate subcommittee also rejected President Trump's proposal to slash indirect payments to Universities which are critical to their maintaining their labs, doing research, etc. . That was a backdoor way to cut funding - which thankfully failed. The big winners so far are Alzheimer's - which gets another huge boost for the second year in a row - and Brain Research. At the least the Brain Research increase may indirectly help us. We'll see how it ends up. The House has proposed about a $1 billion increase - the two branches need to reconcile. However it ends up, it looks the NIH will get increased funding this year. From Science - http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017...ters-excellence-program#.WbGXcocfSN8.facebook. (I really miss being able to put things in quotes. I hope that can be added.) You can put things in quotes. That option is in the menu 3 to the right of the smilie icon.