Alzheimer's research would get $1.26 billion under House bill

The federal government would receive $1.26 billion for Alzheimer's research under a U.S. House of Representatives Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee funding bill put forth this week for fiscal year 2017. The amount is a $350 million increase over the current funding level.

The proposed Alzheimer's funding is part of the $33.3 billion budgeted in the bill for the National Institutes of Health, an amount that is $1.25 billion more than the level enacted for fiscal year 2016 and $2.25 billion above President Barack Obama's discretionary budget request.