Yesterday (13th December), the US Senate linkurl:OKed; a proposal to up the National Institutes of Health's 2010 budget by $692 million, or 2.3 percent.
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The joint-committee appropriations conference report passed by a vote of 57-35. The report cleared the House on Thursday, and now the $446.8 billion 2010 linkurl:omnibus appropriations bill,; which underlies the report and also boosts the budget of the National Science Foundation by $436 million, or 6.7 percent, awaits the signature of President Barack Obama.
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