News & CommentBiomedical Policy

Early Bid on NIH's 1999 Budget

Science  31 Oct 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5339, pp. 796
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5339.796b

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Capitol Hill leaders who proposed to double federal research funding last week were, for the most part, heads of committees that don't work on appropriations. But at least one who does write money bills--Representative John Porter (R-IL), chair of the House appropriations subcommittee on labor, education, and health and human services--says he will push for a big increase for the National Institutes of Health in 1999.