Budget Agreement Would Give NIH and Pell Grants a Boost

Federal lawmakers reached agreement late Monday on a long-overdue spending bill for the 2014 fiscal year that would provide an additional $1-billion for the National Institutes of Health and raise the maximum Pell Grant by an estimated $85, to $5,730.

The omnibus spending bill, which would fund the federal government through the end of September, would cut spending on the National Science Foundation by $82-million below the enacted level for 2013.

It would provide a