Congress passes 2010 science budgets
The House and Senate have passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010, the large omnibus spending bill that includes budgets for the NIH, NSF and U.S. department of veteran’s affairs Medical and Prosthetics Research program. The final budgets reflect the agreements reached by House and Senate negotiators in early December. The House passed the appropriations act on Dec. 10 and the Senate passed the bill on Dec. 13. The president is expected to sign the legislation before Dec. 18.