Congress and President Obama enact an omnibus spending bill that will boost funding for important diabetes research and prevention programs.
The American Diabetes Association applauds Congress and President Obama for enacting an omnibus spending bill that will boost funding for important diabetes research and prevention programs.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016 increased discretionary funding for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to $1.818 billion, an increase of over $68 million compared to FY2015. This robust funding will allow the institute to expand promising research toward improved treatments and move us closer to a cure for diabetes.
The legislation also provided significantly increased funding of $170.129 million for the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The $30 million funding increase will help the agency better carry out its mission to reduce the preventable burden of diabetes. – See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/newsroom/press-releases/2015/omnibus-federal-funding-2016.html?loc=news_omnibus-bill_dec2015#sthash.gcW8OE0m.dpuf