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Fiscal Year 2018 Funding Bill Enacted into Law

Today, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 was signed into law. The $1.3 trillion omnibus bill provides the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine with significant funding increases above Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 levels. 

NIH has received a $3 billion increase, 8.8 percent above FY 2017. This includes $496 million for the 21st Century Cures Act, and increases funding for the All of Us Precision Medicine initiative by $60,000,000.

NLM has received $428,553,000, a 5 percent increase.

Pages 93 and 94 of Senate Report 115-150 "encourages the National Library of Medicine, in coordination with the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to update its terminology in line with new research to more accurately reflect the long-term effects of chronic Lyme disease."  

The legislation also includes $240 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which is $9,000,000 above the FY 2017 enacted funding.



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