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House Increases Funding for National Institutes of Health

July 5, 2019 in Life Sciences News by Denise Bell

On June 19, the House passed a package of health-related FY 2020 Appropriations bills. The legislation, H.R. 2740, contained the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill which includes $41.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a $2 billion increase from this year’s funding level. The NIH funding includes $500 million for the “All of Us” precision medicine research initiative and $195 million for the “Cancer Moonshot” research initiative. In addition, H.R. 2740 provides $8.3 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a $938 million increase over FY2019, and $7.6 billion for the Health Resources and Services Administration, a $485 million increase over FY2019.