News of the WeekBUDGET FINALE

NIH Gets $17.9 Billion in Another Record Year

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Science  26 Nov 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5445, pp. 1654
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5445.1654

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In an encore performance that is drawing rave reviews from biomedical researchers, Congress handed the National Institutes of Health (NIH) another record budget increase. The $17.9 billion budget passed by the House on 18 November and the next day in the Senate represents a $2.3 billion boost that matches last year's precedent-setting 14.7% raise.