Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a package of funding bills (H.R. 3354) to provide all discretionary funding for the federal government for the 2018 fiscal year. The bill, also known as the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, was passed on a vote of 211-198. The package includes $77.6 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, $542 million less than last year, but $14.5 billion more than the president’s budget request.
A summary of the legislation can be obtained at https://appropriations.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=395050.