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NIH would get 2% budget hike under Senate bill

A U.S. Senate Appropriations subcommittee voted June 10 to give medical research a boost in funding to supplant the sequester cuts that hit the National Institutes of Health last year.

NIH cuts, sequestration hampering cancer research

Years of flat funding from the National Institutes of Health plus across-the-board federal spending cuts known as sequestration could have deleterious effects for cancer research, says a new study by the American Association for Cancer Research.

Omnibus bill would restore FDA user fees; AdvaMed, MDMA applaud

Following the release of the federal government's fiscal year 2014 omnibus appropriations legislation on Monday, medical device industry professionals lauded the government's decision to restore user fees that were lost in 2013 due to the sequester.

UPDATED: Omnibus bill to restore $1B in funding to NIH

Members of Congress unveiled a massive bipartisan omnibus budget bill Monday that would partially repeal sharp spending cuts known as sequestration, restoring some funding to the National Institutes of Health.

UPDATED: Congressional budget deal would ease NIH sequester cuts

The medical community welcomed a budget deal struck Tuesday night by the U.S. Congress, which, if approved, would restore funding to the National Institutes of Health, among other federal programs, that had been slashed under sequestration earlier this year.

Fewer NIH grants affected by sequestration than initially projected

NIH has issued an updated fact sheet on the impact of federal sequestration, which totaled nearly $1.6 billion in cuts this year.

Survey details impact of federal cuts, sequestration on scientific research

Federal science funding hit a historic low in March with sequestration, and on top of several years of cuts, most scientists are spending more time writing federal grants today yet are receiving less grant funding now than they were just three years ago in 2010, according to a new survey.

Senate joins effort to save FDA user fees from sequester

Echoing their counterparts in the House, 5 senators from both parties have introduced a bill that would spare millions of FDA dollars from mandatory budget cuts, allowing the agency to use industry-provided money to speed up approvals.

House bill would spare FDA user fees from sequester

A bipartisan congressional group has proposed a bill that would unlock millions in FDA user fees, industry-paid funds currently hamstrung by across-the-board sequester cuts.

Senate committee approves funding increase for NIH in FY 2014

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would provide $30.95 billion in funds for the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2014--an increase of $307 million from the agency's current budget.