Senate Panel Approves FDA Appropriations, With Strong Words On Agency IT Systems
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
The Senate Appropriations Committee approves a $3.9 billion budget for the agency in fiscal 2013, including $319 million in federal funding for device activities.
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The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2013 Agriculture/FDA funding bill June 19, including $317 million in appropriations for device oversight activities, $2 million shy of what the counterpart Senate committee passed in April.
The House would cut FDA funding next year under a bill approved by a subcommittee last week.
Commissioner tells FDA Science Board that both cuts and additions are on the table as early planning gets under way for the fiscal year that begins in October 2013.