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President Trump Signs Spending Package Boosting NIH Budget

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $1.4 trillion spending package for fiscal year 2020 that includes a six percent increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health.

Under the budget, the NIH will receive $41.46 billion, which includes increases for each of the agency's institutes and centers. The National Science Foundation is getting a 2.5 percent boost in its budget for FY2020 to $8.3 billion, while the US Food and Drug Administration gets an additional $91 million in discretionary funding for a total of $3.16 billion.

In his proposed budget plan for FY2020, President Trump had sought a 12 percent decrease in NIH funding.