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NIH to get a $2 billion funding boost as Congress rebuffs Trump

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ASHINGTON– The National Institutes of Health will get a $2 billion funding increase over the next 5 months, under a bipartisan costs deal reached late Sunday night in Congress. did not take kindly to that suggestion.And from the moment Trump proposed such high cuts, Republicans have joined Democrats in declining them.The Republican members who chair the health appropriations subcommittees in your home and Senate– Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri and Agent Tom Cole of Oklahoma, respectively– have actually been unfaltering in their support for NIH financing. Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee has likewise promoted for research costs, specifically as he assisted shepherd the 21st Century Cures Act into law.The contract measures up to Cole’s word from March, when he informed STAT that Trump was unreasonable in asking for a$1.2 billion NIH cut within a budget Congress had mostly worked out prior to the 2016 presidential election. As he put it then: “Not going to happen.” Tags

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