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Take Action on Labor HHS Education Appropriations Bill

  • 1.  Take Action on Labor HHS Education Appropriations Bill

    Posted 09-25-2018 12:34 PM
    The House is expected to vote on the second minibus, the Defense and Labor, Health & Human Services (LHHS), and Education (H.R. 6157) next week after the Senate overwhelmingly voted to approve the bill. The bill will also contain a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through December 7 for the unfinished spending bills. 

    The bill provides an additional $2 billion to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an increase of $584 million to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and a $126 million increase to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You can view a summary report of the bill here. The Congress has not passed a LHHS bill before the October 1 deadline since 1996, marking a major achievement. Contact your Members of Congress to let them know you support the passage of the spending bill!

    Eli Briggs
    Sr. Government Affairs Director
    National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
    Washington DC