NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Senate this week plans to work on federal funding bills for the remainder of this year and for Fiscal Year 2014, including consideration of a plan that would provide an additional $71 million for the National Institutes of Health over the next six months.

The full Senate today will continue discussions over the continuing resolution (CR) budget to fund the federal government through Sept. 30. Under a previous agreement between Congress and the White House, that budget plan must pass by March 27 to avoid a government shutdown.

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