House Wants to Cut NIH Budget

May 1, 1995

WASHINGTON--The House Budget Committee proposed a plan that calls for a 5% reduction in funding for NIH in fiscal 1996, which amounts to about $1 billion out of a total NIH budget of $11.8 billion.

WASHINGTON--The House Budget Committee proposed a plan that callsfor a 5% reduction in funding for NIH in fiscal 1996, which amountsto about $1 billion out of a total NIH budget of $11.8 billion.

The Appropriations Committee rather than the Budget Committeewill make the final decision, but the movement to cut federalspending enough to balance the budget and finance a tax cut islikely to significantly affect the outcome.