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Budget Negotiators Reach Deal That Would Increase Nih Spending, Pell Grant Award

Congressional budget negotiators on Monday reached an agreement on funding levels for individual federal programs that would increase spending on the National Institutes of Health and student aid programs.

The accord, which would finance the federal government through through September, restores many — but not all — of last year’s across-the-board budget reductions to scientific research and campus-based aid.