HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL: FY24
On July 13, the House Appropriations Committee (HAC) Republicans released the draft Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) appropriations bill. The FY24 mark of $163.0 billion is a decrease of $63.8 billion from FY23. The bill includes a total of $103.7 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, representing a cut of $17.4 billion from FY23, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is allocated $7.6 million, a cut of 1.6 million below FY23. While some programs managed to maintain level funding in the bill draft, many public health programs were reduced or eliminated entirely. Full Committee action on the bill has not been scheduled and may not occur thus delaying the release of the HAC Labor-HHS report and additional detail.