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Vice President Biden Claims ‘Total Bipartisan Support’ for‘Moonshot’ Cancer Research Funding

Vice President Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden

Washington, DC, May 28, 2016 ― Vice President Biden on Thursday hinted that key GOP leaders are willing to support his billion-dollar request for cancer research funding this year, reports Sarah Ferris in The Hill.

Biden declared Thursday “there’s total bipartisan support” on Capitol Hill for his ambitious moonshot campaign to accelerate cures for cancer.

“Some of the best leadership coming from the Hill now, in terms of funding of this first year of a new moonshot, is being led by Republicans,” Biden told a roundtable at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Those Republicans, Biden said, “are talking about meeting my request for a billion dollars.”

“You couldn’t get a commitment to spend a nickel on a lot of things,” he joked.

President Obama announced the cancer moonshot, with Biden at the helm, during his State of the Union address in January.  Obama said then he aimed to increase funding by $1 billion with hopes of spurring a decade’s worth of advances in cancer research in five years.

For Ferris’ full story, click here.