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President Obama Proposes $3.8 Trillion Budget for FY2011

Increases Funding for HHS, NIH and NCI

February 1, 2010 [Washington, DC] -- On Monday, President Obama presented Congress with a $3.8 trillion budget proposal for FY2011 and outlined his strategic priorities for 2011.  Among its many provisions the budget provides $81.3 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), an increase of $1.7 Billion from FY2010.

Within HHS, the Presidential Budget Proposal increases funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from $31.01 billion in FY10 to $32.00 billion in FY11, with $5.26 billion set aside for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

These numbers will undoubtedly change as Congressional negotiations and amendments produce a finalize budget for passage and Presidential signature.

LCA will monitor these negotiations as they move forward.

For detail on the President’s proposed HHS budget, click here.