On Monday, the House Appropriations Committee released details on the FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act. Included in this omnibus package is the FY 2009 Labor-HHS-Educations Appropriations bill. This appropriations bill contains funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Currently, most Federal health and education programs are funded at their FY 2008 levels by a continuing resolution passed last year. Read the rest of this entry »
The House of Representatives passed the Economic Stimulus Package last evening. The bill was approved by a vote of 244 to 188, with no Republicans voting in favor of it. Read the rest of this entry »
The economic stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 598), is set to be voted on in the House of Representatives tonight. Democratic leaders would like to have the bill on the desk of President Obama, ready for a signature, by mid February. Read the rest of this entry »
The House Appropriations Committee marked up (definition) its portion of the $825 billion stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 598). The package passed by a vote of 35-22 in the full committee. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Dave Obey (D-WI) hopes to have a vote on the House floor by next week. Read the rest of this entry »
Yesterday, Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and the rest of the Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee approved its FY 2009 spending bill.
The bill makes major investments in healthcare including:
Colorectal Screenings – The Subcommittee provided $25 million to establish a nation-wide program to support colorectal screenings for low-income individuals.