from Ntl FV: CONGRESS House Passes HHS Appropriations Bill with Increase for Title V On June 19, the House of Representatives passed a package of four FY 2020 appropriations bills to fund the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education (normally one bill); Defense; State; and Energy. The bill passed by a vote of 226 to 203, opposed by seven Democrats and all Republicans. It includes $99.4 billion for HHS, an increase of $8.9 billion above the 2019 level. See a bill summary prepared by the House Appropriations Committee, and House Backs $1T Spending Bill amid Fears of a Fall Shutdown (Politico, 6/19/19). Included in the House bill is a significant increase for the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant. As reported out of committee, the bill included an increase of $27 million over the current (FY 2019) funding level for Title V. On the House Floor, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) offered an amendment to increase Title V funding by an addition $7
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