The US Senate voted two amendments into the current version of the 2009 budget blueprint yesterday that increase NIH funding by $2.1 billion. This increase in addition to the $950 million the House voted into the resolution last week, bringing the grand total to $3 billion in additional funding. These increases to the $29.5 billion that the White House linkurl:proposed;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/54277/ on February fourth, would bring NIH funding in line with inflation rates, according to linkurl:__GenomeWeb Daily News.__;http://www.genomeweb.com/issues/news/145637-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS Hat tip to linkurl:__The Chronicle of Higher Education__.;http://chronicle.com/news/article/4139/senate-votes-to-spend-more-on-science-and-student-loans
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