NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health would receive a $1.2 billion increase over this year in 2009 under a budget proposal being considered this week by the House Appropriations Committee.
Representative David Obey (D – Wis.), who chairs the committee and the subcommittee on Labor, Health and Education, and who submitted the proposed budget for next year, said the additional funding would make up for what he called constraints placed on Congress by the Bush administration’s “short-sighted priorities.”

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