NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) introduced an economic stimulus bill yesterday that includes an additional $1 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health for fiscal 2008.
 
The so-called Economic Recovery Act of 2008, which was co-sponsored by Sen. Robert Byrd (D- W.Va.), proposes transferring the funds to the institutes and centers of NIH and to the Common Fund. The bill also contains $37.8 billion in additional federal Medicaid funds for states.
 

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