House subcommittee slates $6.5B increase for NIH: $3B for ARPA-H and $3.5B for research, adding $432M to FY22 NCI budget

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A House appropriations subcommittee voted to increase NIH’s FY2022 budget by $6.5 billion—to $46.43 billion—which falls $2.5 billion short of President Joe Biden’s request for NIH.

In a markup July 12, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, & Human Services voted to appropriate $3 billion for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Health, or ARPA-H, and $3.5 billion for the rest of NIH. This is the largest annual appropriations increase proposed by Congress for NIH since fiscal year 2003.

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