- President Trump released a proposed budget that would cut $6 billion from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget, about a fifth of its total budget.
- The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would be cut about 18%, with specifics unclear; the proposal would at the same time add $500 million for opioid use treatment and recovery.
Why this matters
- Science advocates, along with some members of Congress, criticized the NIH budget cuts and said they would "cripple" science and technology.
- The document proposes a major reorganization of NIH, "consolidating" the Agency for H...