Federal spending bill gives NIH biggest funding boost in 12 years

The U.S. House unveiled a 2,009-page omnibus spending bill early Wednesday that allots $2 billion to the National Institutes of Health for medical research — the biggest increase in funding for NIH in more than a decade.

According to The Hill, boosting funding for NIH has had bipartisan support for a long time. The medical research center said it has kept its budget flat in the last 10 years, but due to inflation increased its budget by $2 billion next year, to $32 billion, according to the report.

Research groups also supported the increase, including the Alzheimer's Association, which received a $350 million increase in research funding, bringing its budget to nearly $1 billion, according to the report.


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