FY 2013 FDA Appropriations, China Office Expansion Approved by Senate Committee

April 27, 2012
Senate appropriators overwhelmingly approved a fiscal 2013 spending bill that provides $2.5 billion for the FDA, including $10 million to fund an expansion of the agency’s China office. The 28–1 vote of the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday advances an FDA budget request that remains essentially unchanged from fiscal 2012, much to the chagrin of some agency advocates and stakeholders. The funds do not include user fees, which lawmakers are still hotly debating.
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