Congress has agreed on a $1.8 trillion budget bill for the rest of fiscal 2017 that includes a $2 billion increase for National Institutes of Health (NIH). The boost comes after President Trump proposed cutting NIH funding by $1.2 billion and reflects the strong support on Capitol Hill for the research agency. The NIH funding is part of a government-wide budget bill that will cover spending through September 30. The White House is expected to release its fiscal 2018 budget proposal later this month.