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Alexander Says Congress Will Hike NIH Funding Despite Trump's Call For Cuts

April 04, 2017
Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said Congress intends to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health in fiscal 2018, despite President Donald Trump’s budget request to severely cut the agency's funding. “It is reassuring that president’s budgets do not often end up in law,” Alexander said at a committee hearing on FDA user fees Tuesday (April 4). “I have a pretty firm attitude on National Institutes of Health funding.”he added. Democrats Maggie Hassan (NH) and Tim Kaine...


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