As I reported yesterday the House and Senate have come to an agreement in conference on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 – a.k.a. the Stimulus Package. House leadership has just announced that a final House vote on the bill will not take place until Friday. Senate passage is also expected by week’s end.
We now know that the conference report contains $10 billion for the NIH ($8.5 billion for research and $1.5 billion for extramural facility improvements), $1 billion for prevention, $1.1 billion for comparative effectiveness research (including an additional $400 million for research at the NIH), and $500 million for HRSA health professionals programs.