Rand Paul Misleads With Statements On NIH, Fruit Flies

February 19, 2015 11:21 PM

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Rand Paul Misleads With Statements On NIH, Fruit Flies

Sen. Rand Paul made several misleading statements about the National Institutes of Health and some of the research that it funds.

Paul is wrong about the NIH budget increasing “for years and years,” even when using figures unadjusted for inflation. The budget was lower in raw dollars in 2014 and 2015 ($30.1 and $30.3 billion, respectively) than it was in 2010, when it reached a high of $31.2 billion. A spokesman from Paul’s of...

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