Senate Appropriators Release Health Education Funding Bill

This morning the Senate Appropriations Committee released its Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies funding bill. Overall, the Senate Labor-HHS bill contained a 1% increase over FY 19, with the largest increase ($3 billion) directed to the National Institutes of Health. HRSA would be allocated $6.9 billion, which is $387 million less than the House bill and $85 million less than FY 2019. The bill would provide Title VII Health Professions and Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs with $633.506 million for previously funded programs in FY 2020, an $8.189 million (1.27%) decrease from FY 2019 enacted levels. The House’s legislation provided $680 million for previously funded programs, a $38.305 million (5.97%) increase from FY 2019 enacted levels. 

The bill, report, and summary may be accessed at their links.