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White House Proposes NIH Cuts for Medical Research This Year

Washington, DC, March 29, 2017 — Anna Edney reports in Bloomberg that President Donald Trump’s administration has proposed cutting $1.23 billion this fiscal year from research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to a White House document sent to congressional appropriators.

The reduction is part of $18 billion in cuts that the administration wants in fiscal 2017, which ends in October.

Most of the proposed reductions at NIH would come from research grants, with $50 million specifically taken from a program meant to support biomedical research in states that typically get less agency money.

The spending proposal is part of a wider agenda set out by Trump, who has outlined a series of reductions in non-military programs for the next fiscal year.

It’s up to Congress to set spending levels, and many of the more drastic measures are unlikely to become law. Legislators never approved a full budget for fiscal 2017, so instead the government is operating under short-term funding legislation that expires April 28.

Asked if there was a chance the cuts would be implemented, Senator Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican who serves on the Appropriations Committee, said “No. No.”

For Edney’s full story, click here.