Senate Approves Labor-HHS Funding Bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 30-1 yesterday to approve legislation that would provide $164.1 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education in fiscal year 2018. The bill would provide $79.4 billion for HHS, $1.7 billion more than this year before cap adjustments, along with a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health.

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