This article has been updated to more accurately characterize Senator Shelby's recent statements on NIH funding and the budget process.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A bill expected to be introduced in the Senate soon could enable lawmakers to provide substantial funding increases for the National Institutes of Health over the next few years by raising the spending limits on the agency's budget.

The proposal could allow NIH to see a budget increase of as much as 10 percent in 2015 and 2016, and five percent every year for five more years afterward.

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