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      Is defense funded medical research worth the cost?

      Lawmakers are back in their home districts this week after an unproductive late summer session. They left several major items on the table -- including the defense spending bill.

      Medical research is one expense in the defense budget.

      CQ Roll Call's John Donnelly discussed the cost of such research, and whether or not that cost is justified in an era of austerity.

      Here's his interview on Capital Insider.