The House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee is currently marking-up its fiscal year 2009 spending bill. This bill will provide funding for federal health and education programs during the upcoming fiscal year.
Preliminarily information indicates that the House’s FY 2009 LHHS-ED Appropriation bill will include:
• A $1.2 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which could fund up to 1,000 new grants.
• A $156 million funding increase for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.