NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US House of Representatives yesterday approved increased funding for the Food and Drug Administration and for the Department of Agriculture for fiscal year 2010, with boosts going to research, regulatory, and public safety activities at both agencies.

Under the bill, FDA's budget would increase by $373 million to $3 billion, and USDA would receive $1.19 billion for the Agricultural Research Service, an increase of $37 million over what the White House had proposed for 2010.

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