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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY 2019 HHS Funding Bill

NIH Slated for a $2B Increase in the Senate Bill, $1.25B in the House Subcommittee Bill.

The Senate Appropriations Committee on June 28, approved the fiscal year (FY) 2019 HHS funding bill. The Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee passed the bill on June 26, and the House subcommittee approved their version on June 15. Two mark-ups scheduled by the House Appropriations Committee (for June 19 and 26) were canceled. A new mark-up date has not been scheduled. Before the June 26 mark-up was canceled, the House Appropriations Committee posted the draft committee report on the bill. The House Subcommittee bill and report are posted on-line. The Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to post their bill and report shortly. ASPPH was able to obtain copies at the Committee mark-up.

The current House and Senate versions of the FY 2019 HHS appropriations bill fund all of ASPPH’s priorities.

Highlights of the bills:

National Institutes of Health

FY 2018 Enacted           $37,084,000,000
FY 2019 House              $38,334,000,000           (+$1.25B or 3.38 percent)
FY 2019 Senate             $39,084,000,000           (+$2.00B or 5.39 percent)

Provisions of Note:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FY 2018 Enacted           $8,301,166,000
FY 2019 House              $7,638,266,000             (-$662.9M or -8.7 percent)
FY 2019 Senate             $7,868,141,000             (-$433.0M or -5.2 percent)

Other Provisions of Note:

Health Resources and Services Administration

FY 2018 Enacted           $7,013,953,000
FY 2019 House              $6,857,585,000            (-$156.368M or -2.23 percent)
FY 2019 Senate             $7,133,953,000            (+$120.0M or +1.71 percent)

Other Provisions of Note:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

FY 2018 Enacted           $334,000,000
FY 2019 House              $334,000,000  (+$0 or 0 percent)
FY 2019 Senate             $334,000,000  (+$0 or 0 percent)

Other Provisions of Note:

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