The FDA could see $220 million cut from its current budget if Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee have their way. Wednesday’s announcement of the cuts is the first political salvo fired by House Republicans ahead of President Barack Obama’s proposed federal budget for fiscal 2012, expected to be released Feb. 14. The cuts, to be included in a continuing resolution bill for the rest of fiscal 2011, would come from the more than $2.5 billion in Obama’s budget request for the current year. The FDA and other federal agencies have been operating under a continuing resolution that maintained fiscal 2011 funding at the same level as fiscal 2010.
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