David Michaels reports, "NIOSH Research Program Saved Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill was defeated by a vote of 181-249. All the Democrats, along with 19 Republicans, voted against the amendment."
Michaels earlier reported,
"NIOSH’s research program is the only federal health research program directed at workplace injuries, diseases and deaths. Since 1996, the NORA program has conducted important research on major workplace hazards and diseases. Key research initiatives include preventing injuries and diseases among health care workers, protections for disaster response workers, reducing injuries from work-related violence, preventing injuries and deaths among construction workers, and assessing and reducing the risk of lung disease from silica exposures." read the rest
So let's all do the happy dance!