On March 11, 2009, President Obama signed into law H.R. 1105, an omnibus spending bill that completes work on the remaining FY 2009 appropriations bills, including funding for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Among other things, the law (PL 111-008) increases funding for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by $335 million above 2008 levels to help FDA improve the safety of domestic and imported food and medical products. The measure also includes increased funding compared to FY 2008 levels for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, community health centers, health professions training, childhood immunizations, and rural hospital programs. Moreover, the act funds a new initiative to reduce hospital and clinic infections and requires national and state plans to combat infections.