No, it's not a pressing problem. 300 million people are impacted by the bankruptcy of Hostess and the resulting shortage of Ding Dongs, but that's not a pressing problem either.
The country is being driven to bankruptcy by out of control entitlements. The cost of these entitlements is squeezing both our national security budget and our discretionary spending budget (where brain research funding would be found). That's a pressing problem.
“[Cruz] might not be the most fun to have a drink at the bar with, but America needs a designated driver.” - Mica Mosbacher, wife of the late Robert Mosbacher, Secretary of Commerce