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House sets up debate on Labor-HHS bill

Nov 14, 2023
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The House has adopted a rule to consider the chamber's version of the Labor-HHS appropriations bill in a party line tally of 217-209.

  • The spending package includes controversial provisions such as eliminating Title X grants, which help fund family planning programs, along with deep spending cuts to health agencies of HHS, CDC and NIH.

The other side: On Monday, the White House released a statement pledging that President Biden would veto the legislation, citing concerns with the Title X and topline funding numbers for the CDC and CMS, among other issues.

What we're watching: The House will now debate the bill, with a vote likely scheduled for later this week.

  • The two-step CR is also due to be up for a vote under suspension this afternoon.
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