Last-minute US spending bill features a beginning for ARPA-H, and half of what Biden requested for Covid-19
The House and Senate are again racing against the clock to pass an annual $1.5 trillion government spending bill, with a tight deadline Friday that may have to be briefly extended to early next week.
Under the 2,700+ page bill for 2022, released just after midnight on Wednesday, funding for Covid-related provisions will only hit $15.6 billion after the Biden administration previously requested about $30 billion to help prepare for the next wave of cases.
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