U.S. House, Senate Appropriators Release Details Of FY17 Omnibus Spending Bill, Including $2B Increase For NIH

CQ Roll Call: Omnibus Text Details $1 Trillion in Fiscal 2017 Spending
“House and Senate appropriators early Monday morning unveiled the text of an omnibus spending bill to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, a more than $1 trillion package that funnels extra money to the military but rejects many of President Donald Trump’s other signature spending proposals…” (McCrimmon/Shutt, 5/1).

CQ HealthBeat: Spending Bill Details Released
“…Final details of a fiscal 2017 spending package were unveiled on Sunday evening, seven months after start of the fiscal year (HR 244 is legislative vehicle … ). The omnibus measure includes all of the remaining annual spending bills. … Other spending bills appropriate funds for global disease response programs (State-Foreign Operations), health care preparedness (Homeland Security), Pentagon and veterans’ health programs (Defense and Military Construction-Veterans) and the Indian Health Service (Interior-Environment)…” (Jenks, 5/1).

CQ News: Spending Package Would Provide $2 Billion Bump for NIH
“The National Institutes of Health would get a $2 billion increase through the fiscal 2017 appropriations wrap-up package, according to a summary obtained by CQ Roll Call. That level of increase from fiscal 2016 would fulfill senior appropriators’ goal of providing steady budget gains for the biomedical research agency…” (Young, 4/30).

Washington Post: Congress reaches deal to keep government open through September
“…Congress is expected to vote on the roughly $1 trillion package early this week. The bipartisan agreement includes policy victories for Democrats, whose votes will be necessary to pass the measure in the Senate, as well as $12.5 billion in new military spending and $1.5 billion more for border security requested by Republican leaders in Congress…” (Snell, 4/30).