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Senate to cull Biden’s biomedical research agency from social care bill: Report

October 11, 2021


President Joe Biden’s $3 billion Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health is in jeopardy as the Senate is set to cut the agency from its social care spending bill.

This is according to sources talking to Politico over the weekend and also comes after the so-called ARPA-H program had its proposed funding halved from $6.5 billion to $3 billion. Now, even that scaled-down version is under the ax.

Politico, citing three sources familiar with the matter, says it will be cut from the Senate’s version of the reconciliation bill “because it requires regulatory authorities outside the scope of the chamber’s strict rules for passing bills with a simple majority through the process known as reconciliation.”

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