NIH 2010 budget tweaked

A U.S. Senate panel has okayed President Barack Obama's request for next year's funding for the National Institutes of Health -- a $442 million boost, for a total of $30.8 billion. According to linkurl:a statement;http://appropriations.senate.gov/News/2009_07_28_Summary_of_FY_2010_Labor_HHS_Appropriations.pdf?CFID=7971628&CFTOKEN=44101372 released by the Senate, lawmakers decided not to award the agency a huge amount of funding because of the recent stimulus package, which passed $10 bi

By | July 30, 2009

A U.S. Senate panel has okayed President Barack Obama's request for next year's funding for the National Institutes of Health -- a $442 million boost, for a total of $30.8 billion. According to linkurl:a statement;http://appropriations.senate.gov/News/2009_07_28_Summary_of_FY_2010_Labor_HHS_Appropriations.pdf?CFID=7971628&CFTOKEN=44101372 released by the Senate, lawmakers decided not to award the agency a huge amount of funding because of the recent stimulus package, which passed $10 billion on to the NIH. "The Committee expects to put a higher priority on these critical programs in the fiscal year 2011 appropriations bill," the statement said.

This increase linkurl:halved what the U.S. House of Representatives requested;http://blogs.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2009/07/house-panel-giv.html for the agency last week. The two proposals must be reconciled before they are signed into law. Jennifer Zeitzer, director of legislative relations for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, linkurl:told ScienceInsider;http://blogs.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2009/07/only-14-boost-f.html that the Senate bill does not include requests from President Obama to increase funding for specific diseases (cancer and autism). She said FASEB is happy with the change, because it does not agree with slotting money for specific diseases.
**__Related stories:__***linkurl:Stimulus application? Not me;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/55706/
[June 2009]*linkurl:Too much optimism at NIH: opinion;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/55832/
[22nd July 2009]*linkurl:Sens to Sebelius: Support the NIH;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/55755/
[9th June 2009]

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