Congress Passes FY22 Spending Bill

Both the House and the Senate have passed the consolidated fiscal year 2022 spending bill – providing over $1.5 trillion in federal spending, including funding increases for NIH, CDC, and the FDA. The legislation also includes funding for the Advanced Research Projects Agency– Health or ARPA-H.

The Omnibus appropriations legislation includes the following:

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • An increase of $2.025 billion to the core budget of the NIH (5.3 percent over FY21)

Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H)

  • Providing $1 billion for the new agency, “ARPA-H,” within HHS 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • The bill provides an increase of $582 million for the CDC (7.4 percent over FY21)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • An increase of $102 million (an increase of 3.2 percent over FY21)

President Biden is expected to sign the bill into law shortly.

Last Reviewed: March 2022