A gusher of federal money for states to boost research into diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s to cancer would flow under a fiscal 2019 spending package that the Senate is seeking to pass tomorrow.

The $875 billion spending “minibus” (H.R. 6157) bundles spending for defense, labor, health and human services and education. The medical research funds, while a relatively small portion of the measure compared with the Pentagon’s share, offer the prospect of well paying health-care jobs in the states of senators of both parties.

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