The money invested in NIH is redistributed to communities across the nation, including our district/state to create jobs and stimulates the local economy. In my lab we have <insert number of current and/or former technicians, postdocs and students> who are learning the technical and intellectual skills required for the high-paying jobs of the future. A federal investment in basic research is an investment in the heath and economic future of our nation. Please make medical and health research a higher priority for our nation by continuing the investment in the NIH. Thank you for your consideration and please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss this issue further.