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NEW YORK — Congress on Monday overwhelming approved a spending package for fiscal 2021 that includes a roughly 3 percent increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health.

The $1.4 trillion appropriations package would boost the NIH's budget by $1.25 billion to approximately $42.9 billion. Of that total, $6.36 billion would go to the National Cancer Institute, $3.66 billion to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and $615.8 million to the National Human Genome Research Institute.

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