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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Congress sends revised spending bill, and OA mandate for NIH, to President

This evening the House of Representatives passed an omnibus spending bill containing language requiring the NIH to adopt an OA mandate.  The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday. 

Because it cuts spending to the levels President Bush requested, and gives him $70 billion for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, he is expected to sign it. 

The OA mandate for the NIH isn't law yet, but it's very, very close. Watch this space.