Vanilla Yu | July 6, 2016
In advance of markup, the House Appropriations Committee today released a draft of the bill. The draft bill would give $33.3 billion for National Institutes of Health (NIH), a $1.25 billion (3.9 percent) increase from the current level. The National Cancer Institute would receive $5.3 billion, an increase of $124 million (2.4 percent) from last year. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) would receive a $5 million increase in funding and The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) would receive a $150 million increase.
Some differences are worth noting between the House and Senate versions of the bill.
House increases funding to:
Senate Increases funding to:
National Institute of Health by $1.25 billion (3.9 percent)
National Institute of Health funding by $2 billion (6.2 percent)
National Cancer Institute by $124 million increase
National Cancer Institute by $216 million increase
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Chronic Disease Center to a total of $896 million
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Chronic Disease Center to a total of $726 million
Unlike the bipartisan Senate bill, the House Labor-HHS bill includes several policy riders as well as limitations and rescissions from the Affordable Care Act which will likely complicate the subcomittee’s ability to advance the bill in its current form.
In Friday’s Power.Progress.Prevention e-newsletter we will provide a full report of Thursday’s hearing. The increased funding plays a critical role in our efforts to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!™