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Trump Signs Funding Bill Giving NIH $2B Boost in FY19

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law an appropriations package that included a $2 billion budget increase in fiscal year 2019 for the National Institutes of Health.

The bipartisan legislation increases the NIH's budget by 5.4 percent over its fiscal 2018 funding level to $39.1 billion. The bill passed the House by a vote of 361 to 61 and passed the Senate in a 93-to-7 vote. It specifically includes an additional $425 million for Alzheimer's disease research for a total of $2.34 billion; a total of $429.4 million for the BRAIN initiative, a $29 million increase; and $376 million for the All of Us precision medicine study, $86 million more than in FY 2018.