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NIH Funding Slashed by $6 Billion in 2020 White House Budget (1)

March 11, 2019, 4:42 PM; Updated: March 11, 2019, 7:46 PM

Medical research spending would see a $6 billion cut under the Trump administration’s plan to slash the budget by trillions of dollars.

The proposal to cut the National Institutes of Health’s discretionary funding to $33 billion from its current $39.1 billion spending level is almost certainly dead on arrival. Appropriators in both the House and Senate have moved aggressively to increase the biomedical research spending by 30 percent in the past four budget cycles.

They are unlikely to backtrack on that work as lawmakers who oversee domestic health spending programs often tout their work in boosting spending for the NIH ...

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