FY17 Health Spending Bill

June 10, 2016

Published by Maggie Klee

Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to approve its FY17 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies bill. The bill gives $34 billion to the National Institutes of Health, a $2 billion increase (6.2 percent) from last year. The National Cancer Institute will receive a little more than $5.4 billion in the bill, an increase of $216 million (4.1 percent) from the previous budget. The National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities will receive a 4 percent increase in funding and the National Institute of Nursing Research will receive a 3.7 percent increase.

Funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cancer programs was held flat at current FY16 levels, $330 million, rejecting the proposed cuts in the President’s budget.

In a rare feat, the bill passed with bipartisan support. It was approved with only one senator, Bill Cassidy (R-LA) voting against the bill.  

We are excited to report the increased funding for crucial medical research projects and programs that will help Stop Cancer Before It Starts!™

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