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February 15, 1964


JAMA. 1964;187(7):17-19. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03060200087045

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NIH Budget Up.—  The Administration asked Congress to approve more than $1 billion for the National Institutes of Health in the fiscal year starting July 1.Congress last year appropriated $918 million for NIH, a record high, but $12 million under the budget recommendation. The $1,050,000,000 budget for the fiscal year starting next July includes $93 million for construction of NIH facilities.Funds for the Hill-Burton program of federal aid for hospital construction were budgeted at $270 million. The Administration plans to ask Congress again to revise the program so that more emphasis can be placed on renovation and construction of hospitals in urban areas.The Kerr-Mills program of aid to the needy and medically indigent aging was ticketed for $235.2 million in comparison with $168.2 million for the current fiscal year.The Food and Drug Administration would receive a total of $42.8 million compared with $35.1 million this year.

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