January 21, 2014
On January 17, President Obama signed H.R.3547, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, also known as the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill, into law. The bill was approved by the Senate (72-26) and House of Representatives (359-67) earlier in the week. This legislation includes $5 million for nuclear medicine research with human applications. Passing the omnibus spending bill prevents another government shutdown.
The omnibus spending bill is the first time since 2012 that Congress has passed a detailed funding plan for the government. It also mitigates the impact of sequestration, which required discretionary cuts to all federal defense and non-defense programs.
The Energy and Water Development Appropriations Explanatory Statement includes $5 million to continue nuclear medicine research with human applications (pages 68-69), and is administered by the Office of Biological and Environmental Research at the Department of Energy.