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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY18 Labor-HHS-Education Bill, Including $2B Increase For NIH

CQ News: Senate Panel Sends Largest Non-Defense Spending Bill to Floor
“Senate appropriators approved the fiscal 2018 Labor-HHS-Education bill on Thursday, voting 29-2 in favor of the largest non-defense spending measure, which allocates $164.1 billion in discretionary funding to the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Education. … The bill would provide $36.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health, a $2 billion increase over fiscal 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would get about $7.2 billion, a slight increase over 2017 levels…” (Wilkins/Siddons, 9/7).