Federal Relations

June 26, 2018

Senate Bill Calls for Bigger NIH Increase

The Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee reported out this morning its FY2019 bill. While most of the legislation’s details are not yet available, Chairman Roy Blunt (R-MO) highlighted during his remarks the $2-billion increase in the bill slated for NIH.  He also called out the proposed Pell Grant maximum of $6,195 and the continuation of the year-round Pell.  A press release about the highlights of the bill is available here.

The bill is slated to be taken up by the full Appropriations Committee on Thursday, when the panel will also consider the Defense bill.

More details will be posted as they become available.