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Biden’s NIH Spending Plan Faces Criticism From House Panel (1)

May 11, 2022, 5:08 PMUpdated: May 11, 2022, 6:01 PM

The White House’s proposed NIH budget faced criticism from both Democratic and Republican leaders of a House spending panel for pouring too much money into a new biomedical entity and not enough into the agency’s base budget.

The House Appropriations labor-health and human services subcommittee held a hearing Wednesday on the 2023 budget request for the National Institutes of Health. Under the proposal, the agency’s base budget would grow by about $270 million from the current $45 billion spending level. Congress has provided increases averaging $1 billion to $3 billion in the past seven years.

The White House also ...