Labor-HHS/Defense Spending Bill Advances

09/20/2018 - A conference agreement and joint explanatory statement have been released for Congress' combined Labor-Health and Human Services and Defense spending package. Highlights include increased funding for health-related agencies that house nutrition programs, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Prevention and Public Health Fund and the Administration on Community Living.

The Senate is expected to vote on the package this week, while a House vote is likely next week after members return from recess.