NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – President Donald Trump today signed into law a $1.3 trillion government spending package that includes a $3 billion increase in funding to the National Institutes of Health, boosting the agency's fiscal 2018 budget to $37.1 billion.

The omnibus appropriations bill was unveiled by Congressional leaders on Wednesday night and was quickly passed by the House and Senate with bipartisan support. It funds the government through the end of September.

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