News From the Hill: June 15, 2018
Recently, a key priority for legislators from both sides of the aisle has been advancing the annual appropriations bills. Most notably, the House Labor-Health and Human Services-Education (L-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee held a markup of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 spending bill. Specific funding information will not be available until the full Appropriations Committee considers the House FY 2019 L-HHS Appropriations Bill and the committee report accompanying the measure is available. Further, a fuller picture of likely funding scenarios for clinical and translational research as well as research training and career development opportunities will emerge when the Senate advances its L-HHS bill later this year.
Of particular interest, the FY 2019 House L-HHS Appropriations Bill proposes:
- $38.3 billion for the National Institutes of Health, an increase of $1.25 billion over FY 2018
- $542.77 million for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, level-funded from FY 2018.
- “Up to” $30 million for the Cures Acceleration Network, an increase of roughly $5 million over FY 2018.
- $366 million for the Institutional Development Awards Program, an increase of $15 million over FY 2018.
- $7.6 billion for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, a programmatic increase of $427 million above FY 2018
- $6.5 billion for the Health Resources & Services Administration, a cut of $196 million below FY 2018
- $5.6 billion for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an increase of $448 million above FY 2018
- $334 million for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, level-funded from FY 2018