Senate appropriators release FY 2021 Labor-HHS-Education funding bill

The Senate Committee on Appropriations today released all 12 of its fiscal year 2021 funding measures, including the appropriations bill for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies.

According to a committee summary, the bill would provide $96.3 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Health and Human Services, an increase of $1.9 billion over FY 2020.

Increases include $2 billion more in discretionary funding for the National Institutes of Health; $194 million more for mental health programs; $88 million more to combat the opioid epidemic; $161 million more for public health preparedness; $15 million more for Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education; and $7 million more for rural health.

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