Congress Continues to Work on Annual Spending Legislation

07/20/2017 - The House Appropriations Committee held a July 19 hearing to consider the Labor, Health and Human Services spending bill for Fiscal Year 2018, which was introduced on July 12 and considered by the subcommittee on July 13. Last week, the House Appropriations Committee approved the Agriculture spending bill for FY 2018.

The Academy continues to monitor these important bills to protect federal funding for health and nutrition programs, and will provide updates with more details, including the impact on programs such as nutrition research, senior nutrition programs and WIC, which employ Academy members.