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House of Representatives Passes Resolution to Keep FDA Funded During Government Shutdown

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The House of Representatives on Monday voted to keep the US Food and Drug Administration funded while the government shutdown drags on.

The joint resolution, introduced by Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.), passed the House 235 to 162.

It seeks to keep funding flowing to FDA until the federal shutdown ends or Dec. 15, whichever comes first and would restore funding to the agency at the level established by sequestration. Funding would be limited to the extent that it would "provide for continuation of projects and activities," according to the resolution.

The Senate has not taken action on the resolution and its fate in that chamber is unclear.

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