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NEW YORK — The US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee on Tuesday proposed a fiscal year 2020 spending package that includes a $2.6 billion boost in funding for the National Institutes of Health, as well as budget increases for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration.

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