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Key Funding Bill Moves in U.S. House of Representative
On July 14, the House Appropriations Committee, on a vote of 31-19, reported out the Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill. The bill funds several federal agencies important to FABBS members, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
The bill boosts the NIH to $33.3 billion in FY 2017—an amount $1.2 billion above the agency’s FY 2016 enacted level and $2.2 billion more than the