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Additional FDA funds

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA receives $150 million in additional funding for fiscal 2008 in the Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2008, H.R. 2642, signed June 30 by President Bush. The appropriation includes $66.8 million for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, $28 million for the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and $12.7 million for the Center of Biologics Evaluation and Research. In an effort led by Pennsylvania Republican Arlen Specter, the Senate initially approved giving FDA $275 million in additional fiscal 2008 funding, including $125 million for food protection, but the administration vowed to veto those elevated spending levels (1"The Tan Sheet" May 26, 2008, In Brief). Meantime, House appropriators look for progress on fiscal 2009 appropriations despite partisan differences (see story, p. 9)...

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