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FY17 LHHS Appropriations Bill Update

Tuesday, June 7, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Whitney Lingafelter
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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY17 LHHS Appropriations Bill

Dale Dirks & Dane Christiansen
Health & Medical Council of Washington

This morning, the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Labor-Health and Human Services-Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 LHHS Appropriations Bill. The measure is currently scheduled to be considered by the full Appropriations Committee this Thursday, June 9th. Specific information, including line item funding and guidance from the Committee Report accompanying the bill, will not be available until after the full Committee approves the measure later this week.

Information on funding for some federal agencies and key congressional priorities has been made available (please see attached for additional information). In this regard, a summary of relevant funding items is included below.

  • $34.084 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a proposed increase of $2 billion over FY 2016. This increase includes, but is not limited to:

o   $333.367 million for the Institutional Development Awards Program at NIH, a proposed increase of $13 million from FY 2016.

o   $300 million for the Precision Medicine Initiative at NIH, a proposed increase of $100 million from FY 2016.

o   $463 million for Combatting Anti-Microbial Resistance at NIH, a proposed increase of $50 million from FY 2016.

o   $250 million for the BRAIN initiative at NIH, a proposed increase of $100 million from FY 2016.

o   $1.391 billion for Alzheimer’s disease at NIH, a proposed increase of $400 million from FY 2016.   

  • $261 million for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to fight opioid abuse, a proposed increase of $126 million from FY 2016.
  • $356 million for cancer prevention and control activities at CDC, a proposal of level-funding from FY 2016.
  • $160 million for preventative health services block grants at CDC, a proposal of level-funding from FY 2016.

We will continue to keep you informed as the process moves forward, and we will provide a comprehensive summary of the Senate’s FY17 LHHS bill later this week.

Attachments:

Senate FY17 LHHS Chart

Senate FY17 Chairman Blunt Statement

Senate FY17 LHHS Summary