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Senate, House pass omnibus bill boosting funding for HIT-enabled medical research

March 23, 2018

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The Senate and House have passed an omnibus spending bill funding the federal government through the end of September that includes $37 billion for the National Institutes of Health—an increase of $3 billion above the fiscal year 2017 enacted level—including several critical health IT-enabled research initiatives.

The House approved the $1.3 trillion spending package on Thursday in a 256-167 vote, while the Senate passed it just after midnight Friday in a 65-32 vote that averted a government shutdown. The bill now goes to President Trump for his signature.

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