Yesterday the House of Representatives’ Agriculture Appropriations
Subcommittee marked up its Fiscal Year 2008 Appropriations bill. The appropriations bill allocates funds to the Food and Drug Administration. Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) stated that she recognized there is a resource problem at the FDA and made a commitment to multi-year funding.
The FDA is funded at $1.7 billion, $121.5 million (7.7%) above Fiscal Year 2007 and $55 million (3.4%) above the President’s budget request.
Though not as high as hoped for, this is the best FDA budget in recent years.