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White House requests $5B cut to NIH budget for fiscal 2020
3/12/2019

President Donald Trump's $4.7 trillion budget request for fiscal 2020 calls for cutting the NIH's budget by about $5 billion and the National Science Foundation's by about $1 billion while raising spending in other departments, including defense. The National Cancer Institute's budget would be cut by $900 million despite a new pediatric cancer initiative, and the NIH would absorb the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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