White House budget proposes cuts to NIH, HHS

March 17, 2017
President Trump’s proposed $1.1 trillion budget for fiscal year 2018 calls for an increase in spending for the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs. However, President Trump proposes to cut funding for the National Institutes of Health by $5.8 billion and the Department of Health and Human Services by $15 billion ― which, if finalized could affect biomedical research and cancer research efforts established by the 21st Century Cures Act.

The Administration’s proposed budget is a blueprint for Congress to work off of when establishing the fiscal year 2018 federal budget.