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CCTS Newsletter | May 17, 2019

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Dale Dirks and Dane Christiansen

May 17, 2019

 

The House of Representatives has continued, largely on schedule, to advance Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations measures. The House spending bills have continued the recent trend of increasing funding for medical research and the National Institutes of Health. The House bills have also proposed significant investment in public health programs, most notably the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The Senate has not yet released its FY 2020 spending measures, but further action is expected in early June.

 

Below, please find an overview of key items from the House FY 2020 appropriations effort.

 

·         $840.00 million for the Medical and Prosthetic Research Program at the VA, an increase of $61.00 million above FY 2019.

  • $41.1 billion for NIH, an increase of $2 billion over FY 2019.

 

o   $3.03 billion for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at NIH, an increase of $160.4 million over FY 2019.

 

§  $381.57 million for the Institutional Development Awards (IDeA) program, an increase of $20 million over FY 2019 and committee recommendations.

 

o   $341.24 million for the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at NIH, an increase of $26.57 million over FY 2019.

 

§  $75 million for the Research Centers at Minority Institutions (RCMI), an increase of $11.19 million over FY 2019 and committee recommendations.

 

o   $845.78 million for the National Center for Advancing Translational Science at NIH, an increase of $39.41 million over FY 2019.

 

§  Funding for the CTSA program at “not less than the FY 2018 level” (potentially a cut of $17 million).

 

o   $2.05 billion for the Office of the Director at NIH, an increase of $140.91 million over FY 2019. This allocation includes $617.76 million for the Common Fund, an increase of $11.2 million over FY 2019.

 

·         $358 million for AHRQ, an increase of $20 million over FY 2019.

 

 

 

Committee Recommendations on the Full Spectrum of Medical Research: