Eshoo Statement on Becerra Placing ARPA-H in NIH

March 31, 2022
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Health Subcommittee, released the following statement after HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra notified the Appropriations Committee that he plans to transfer ARPA-H authorities and funds to NIH:

“I have consistently urged the Administration to set up ARPA-H for success on Day 1 by creating an independent, empowered, risk-taking agency. Regrettably, the HHS Secretary has chosen the opposite by relying on a bureaucratic structure, rather than a transformational one. Today’s decision to place ARPA-H in the organizational chart of NIH is an opportunity squandered.”