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U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves $2B Increase For FY19 NIH Budget

Science: Senate panel proposes $2 billion, 5.4% increase for NIH
“A U.S. Senate appropriations subcommittee [Tuesday] approved a spending bill that calls for giving the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, a $2 billion, 5.4 percent increase to $39.1 billion in the 2019 fiscal year that begins 1 October…” (6/26).

STAT: With bipartisan backing, Congress appears likely to increase NIH budget yet again
“…Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who chairs the Senate subcommittee tasked with funding NIH, announced the agency would receive $39.1 billion in the 2019 fiscal year, a $2 billion increase from 2018. A parallel House committee had provided for a $1.25 billion increase, meaning the NIH’s eventual allocation will likely rest within that range…” (Facher, 6/26).