Proposed US budget taps prevention funds, leans on user fees

February 13, 2012
by Lisa Schnirring


Feb 13, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – The Obama administration today proposed a fiscal year 2013 budget that would use prevention funds to cover some preparedness and public health activities and count on user fees to support more of the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) food safety initiatives.

President Obama unveiled his $3.8 trillion budget at an event in Annandale, Va., saying it is designed to cut the federal deficit by shifting more tax burden to wealthier Americans and to boost job creation through infrastructure improvements. The budget, which would take effect in October, is expected to face a tough road in a divided Congress.


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