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ASPPH’s Priority Programs Supported in House Appropriations Bill

The House Appropriations Committee on Monday afternoon approved the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill (billreport and summary). The bill provides significant increases in funding for NIH, the CDC, and HRSA. All of ASPPH’s priority programs were funded, some with modest increases. The House plans to consider all 12 of the regular appropriations bills on the House floor this week and next. The Senate has yet to act on any of the 12 FY 2021 funding bills. It is most likely that Congress will pass a continuing resolution to allow Federal agencies to continue to operate past the October 1 start of the new fiscal year, with a final agreement on FY 2021 funding levels coming after the election. Meanwhile, negotiations on another Covid-19 emergency funding and economic stimulus bill have picked up steam between the House and the Senate, with a final bill possible before Congress breaks for the political conventions, scheduled to begin for the Democrats on August 17 and the Republicans on August 24.