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House Appropriations Committee Approves Labor, HHS Spending Bill

On July 13, the House Appropriations Committee approved, 31-19, the FY2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered). The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies approved the legislation by voice vote on July 7 (see The Source, 7/8/16). Senate approved its version of the bill, S. 3040, on June 9 (see The Source, 6/10/16).

According to the committee report, the bill would provide $163.081 billion in discretionary funding, which is $569 billion below FY2016.

The committee summary notes that the legislation would include $77.161 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, an increase of $2.454 billion above the president’s request and $2.015 billion above FY2016. No funds would be allocated for family planning programs and teen pregnancy prevention community grants under this legislation.

The Department of Education would be funded at $66.8 billion, $1.506 billion below FY2016 and $2.588 billion below the president’s request. Under this legislation, no funding would be provided for the Child Care Access Means Students in School

The Department of Labor would be funded at $12.033 billion, $137 million below FY2016 and $764 million below the president’s request. Funding for International Labor Affairs would decrease $54.125 million from FY2016, as the committee has cut funding for International Labor Affairs grants.

As amended, the bill would restrict fertility treatments for active duty military and veterans.

The following chart details funding for programs important to women and their families.

Program/Agency FY2016 President’s FY2017 Request Senate FY2017 House FY2017
Department of Labor
Dislocated Workers’ Assistance $1.242 billion $1.334 billion $1.237 billion $1.160 billion
Women in Apprenticeships $994,000 $0 $0 $0
Women’s Bureau $11.536 million $12.902 million $11.536 million $14 million
International Labor Affairs $86.125 million $101.23 million $91.125 million $32 million
Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration $6.434 billion $5.983 billion

 

$6.402 billion $6.165 billion
Community Health Centers $1.492 billion $1.342 billion $1.492 billion $1.492 billion
Maternal and Child Health Bureau $845.117 billion $845.117 billion $846.617 billion $845.117 billion
Maternal and Child Health Block Grant $638.2 million $638.2 million $641.7 million $638.2 million
Heritable Disorders $13.883 million $14 million $11.883 million $13.883 million
Universal Newborn Hearing Screening $17.818 million $17.818 million $17.818 million $17.818 million
Healthy Start $103.5 million $103.5 million $103.5 million $103.5 million
Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act $2.323 billion $2.332 billion $2.294 billion $2.323 billion
Ryan White Part C—Early Intervention $205 million $280 million $201.1 million $205.079 million
Ryan White Part D—Children, Youth, Women and Families Programs $75.088 million $0 $75.088 million $75.088 million
Family Planning $286.479 million $300 million $286.479 million $0
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention $7.233 billion $7.039 billion $7.115 billion $7.838 billion
Global Health $427.121 million $442.121 million $432.121 million $556.721 million
HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB Prevention $1.122 billion $1.128 billion $1.112 billion $1.112 billion
National Institutes of Health $32.084 billion $31.084 billion $34.084 billion $33.334 billion
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities $280.68 million $279.68 million $292.323 million $286.446 million
Administration for Children and Families $33.007 billion 34.761 billion $33.825 billion $34.128 billion
Child Support Enforcement $4.071 billion $4.277 billion $4.277 billion $3.010 billion
Refugee and Entrant Assistance (aid to victims of trafficking) $18.775 million $22 million $18.775 million $18.775 million
Child Care Development Block Grant $2.761 billion $2.962 billion $2.786 billion $2.801 billion
Child and Families Services Program $11.234 billion $11.725 billion $11.215 billion $11.382 billion
Head Start $9.168 billion $9.602 billion $9.203 billion $9.309 billion
Family Violence/Battered Women’s Shelters $150 million $151 million $151 million $151 million
National Domestic Violence Hotline $8.25 million $12.3 million $8.25 million $8.25 million
Promoting Safe and Stable Families (overall) $404.765 million $424.765 million $384.765 million $404.765 million
Office of the Secretary—General Departmental Management $520 million $544.89 million $509.747 million $423.037 million
Sexual Risk Avoidance $10 million $0 $15 million $20 million
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Community Grants $101 million $104.79 million $101 million $0
Office of Minority Health $56.67 million $56.67 million $50 million $56.670 million
Office on Women’s Health $32.14 million $32.14 million $29 million $32.14 million
Minority HIV/AIDS $53.9 million $53.9 million $48 million $53.9 million
Office for Civil Rights $38.798 million $42.705 million $38.798 million 38.798 million
Department of Education
Title I Grants to LEAs $14.91 billion $15.359 billion $15.4 billion $15.359 billion
Special Education Grants for Infants and Families $458.556 million $503.556 million $458.556 million $458.556 million
Child Care Access Means Parents  in School (CCAMPIS) $15.134 million $15.134 million $15.134 million $0
Office for Civil Rights $107 million $137.708 million $110 million $100 million

 

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