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Capitol Health Call
October 8, 2003

NIH Budget

JAMA. 2003;290(14):1844. doi:10.1001/jama.290.14.1844-a

In a 95-0 vote, the Senate approved the Labor-Health and Human Services appropriations bill, which includes a budget increase of $1 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year 2004. That increase would bring the total NIH budget to nearly $28 billion.

However, as Hurricane Isabel shuttered Washington unexpectedly for 2 days in mid-September, the House of Representatives and the Senate had not met to reconcile their separate versions of the bill.

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