On Monday, the House Appropriations Committee released details on the FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act. Included in this omnibus package is the FY 2009 Labor-HHS-Educations Appropriations bill. This appropriations bill contains funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Currently, most Federal health and education programs are funded at their FY 2008 levels by a continuing resolution passed last year.
You will find below the preliminary details on the funding for the NIH and CDC in this package. I will keep everyone updated as new information is released.
• National Institutes of Health: $30.3 billion for NIH, a $938 million funding increase over FY 2008.
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: $6.6 billion for CDC, a $239 million funding increase over FY 2008.