The House passed in a vote of 226-203 a bill that would provide funding for Health and Human Services (HHS) Department, including the National Institutes of Health.   Under this bill, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) would receive a total of $41.1 billion, an increase of $2 billion above the 2019 enacted level and $6.9 billion above the President’s budget request.  Included in this NIH funding is a 5%  increase over 2019 levels in funding to the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD).  This stands in contrast to the President’s Budget proposal for NIDCD which called for a 13.9 % decrease from 2019 funding levels.