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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
January 16, 2007

President Bush Signs the National Institutes of Health Reform Act of 2006

On Monday, January 15, 2007, the President signed into law:

H.R. 6164, the "National Institutes of Health Reform Act of 2006," which authorizes appropriations for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through FY 2009; authorizes the restructuring of offices within NIH's Institutes and Centers under certain conditions; creates a "Common Fund" to promote trans-NIH research; and redistributes funds for the State Children's Health Insurance Program(SCHIP) that were unspent in FY 2004 and FY 2005 to alleviate anticipated SCHIP funding shortages.

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