Following a government proposal to cap facilities and administrative (F&A) costs on NIH awards at 10 percent, a policy that would have devastating consequences for the research and higher education community, Lewis-Burke pursued an aggressive strategy to prevent any changes in F&A cost reimbursement to universities and research institutions.  Leveraging a coalition approach, Lewis-Burke worked closely with House and Senate Appropriations Committees to ensure that language prohibiting any changes to F&A cost policy was included in all annual appropriations bills funding the NIH.