Budget request cuts funds for HHS, increases them for FDA

The Trump administration's budget requests $87.1 billion for HHS, a 12% decline from the estimated 2019 level. The budget provides $291 million to address HIV/AIDS, with $140 million for CDC to reduce new HIV infections. It also includes a new user fee on electronic cigarettes.

The Trump administration's budget requests $87.1 billion for HHS, a 12% decline from the estimated 2019 level. The budget provides $291 million to address HIV/AIDS, with $140 million for CDC to reduce new HIV infections. It also includes a new user fee on electronic cigarettes. President Trump's budget calls for a sharp cut in funding for medical research at NIH, down to $34.37 billion from $39.31 billion currently. Additionally, the budget proposes a cut of $897 million for the National Cancer Institute, down from $6.14 billion this year. FDA would fare considerably better under the proposal, with a $643 million increase in funding, to $6.14 billion.