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Your Government, Your Institute
Federal Legislation Relevant to the NHLBI and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH's Office of Legislative Policy and Analysis (OLPA) provides legislative analysis, policy development, and liaison with the United States Congress. The office also tracks particular bills that have broad relevance to the NIH. You can view summaries of these bills through the OLPA website, which also has links to other resources about the federal government.
If you are interested in learning about some of the congressional activities that may affect the NHLBI, read the NHLBI legislative update.
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The Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education
The NHLBI, like all other entities supported by federal funds, receives its funding through an annual appropriations bill that must be approved by both the House and the Senate and signed by the President.
You can check the status of the various appropriations bills online. Because the NHLBI is part of the Department of Health and Human Services, its budget is a component of the "Labor/HHS/Education" bills.
Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Hearings
Congressional Committees that Establish the NHLBI's Authority