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President Obama urges Congress to undo damage done to federally funded research

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President Obama urged Congress in his 2014 State of the Union address on Monday to undo the damage done to federally funded research due to last year's budget cuts.

Obama reminded the audience that the United States needs to remain competitive with other nations when it comes to advancements in technology:

Listen, China and Europe aren't standing on the sidelines; and neither -- neither should we. We know that the nation that goes all-in on innovation today will own the global economy tomorrow. This is an edge America cannot surrender. Federally-funded research helped lead to the ideas and inventions behind Google and smartphones. And that's why Congress should undo the damage done by last year's cuts to basic research so we can unleash the next great American discovery.

Federally funded research is an integral part of finding treatments and cures for a wide range of sight-stealing causes. The research-driven nonprofit organization Foundation Fighting Blindness posted on its Facebook page Tuesday that "FFB can’t wage the battle against blindness alone, and we continue to urge Congress to increase spending on retinal as well as other forms of medical research."

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