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Insight & Intelligence : Dec 19, 2011
NIH Spending Barely Budges, CDC Stays Flat as Congress Finalizes FY 2012 Budget
NIH will see a 1% increase and CDC a 0.6% increase over FY ’11 under a $1 trillion spending plan passed by the House and Senate.
NIH will see its budget for the current federal fiscal year inch up about 1% over FY 2011, while CDC funding will be flatter year-over-year at 0.6% higher in FY 2012, under a $1 trillion spending plan that has passed both the House of Representatives and Senate.
National Institutes of Health
House and Senate conferees agreed to increase NIH’s budget to $30.7 billion in FY 2012, up $299 million from the previous year but $758 million less than the $31.7 billion proposed by President Barack Obama. But when an across-the-board 0.189% recission to all programs was applied, the total budget was trimmed to $30.6 billion, and the increase to $240 million. Still, the news for NIH was better than it could have been, since the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a cut of 0.6%, or $190 million, to the agency’s budget in September.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC will see its budget barely change, moving up to $6.1 billion, an increase of just $38 million from FY 2011. President Obama sought a $269 million spending hike for the agency, to $6.393 billion.
Alex Philippidis is senior news editor at Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News.
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