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President Obama Releases FY 2010 Budget:NIH, NCI, FDA all See Increases

On Thursday President Obama put forward his budget request to Congress for FY 2010.

 In a section outlining investment in scientific research and development President Obama proposes nearly $31 billion for NIH for fiscal year 2010, an increase of $443 million (1.4%) over 2009 appropriations levels.  The National Cancer Institute proposed budget for 2010 is $5.15 billion, an increase of $181 million (3.6%).   Note: The $10 billion for NIH from the stimulus is not built into the budget baseline for FY 2010.  

The President's also requested $295 million in additional budget authority appropriations (excludes user fees) for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a total of $2.350 billion.