Recent Budget Approval Increases Funding Across Nearly All US Science Agencies
In March, the President signed the 2018 legislation that increased the budget for nearly all US science agencies, a $1.3 trillion spending deal. This boosted funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to a historic high of $37 billion, an increase of $3 billion over the 2017 levels.
Additionally, the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) budget increases to a total of $2.9 billion in discretionary funding, $135 million above the 2017 enacted level, according to the House Appropriations Committee.
As reported by Science Magazine, the increases were made possible, in large part, by an agreement reached earlier this year to raise mandatory caps on civilian and military spending that gave lawmakers an additional $300 billion to spend this year and next.
For further information and details of the budget appropriations, please read the following article: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/updated-us-spending-deal-contains-largest-research-spending-increase-decade