NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - President George W. Bush this morning vetoed a spending bill that would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health by around four percent over the administration's request for NIH in its budget proposal, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino told reporters today.
 
The appropriations bill would have raised the 2008 NIH budget to $30 billion from the $28.7 billion the White House requested. The NIH budget in fiscal 2007 was $28.5 billion.  
 

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