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Capitol Health Call
July 12, 2006

NIH, CDC Budget Squeeze

JAMA. 2006;296(2):161. doi:10.1001/jama.296.2.161-b

Tentative budget numbers moving through the House include slight budget cuts for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A House appropriations subcommittee on June 7 approved a fiscal year 2007 budget of $141.9 billion (a 0.5% increase over 2006 funding) for the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Education, providing $4.14 billion more than proposed by the Bush Administration. Under this budget, the NIH would receive $28.3 billion, a decrease of $306 000 from the current year's level, while the CDC would get $6.1 billion, a decrease of $27.5 million from this year's levels.