U.S. Fiscal Year 2019 Funding Bill Signed Into Law Includes Spending for Health and Human Services
On Sept. 28, 2018, President Trump signed into law a fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding package, which includes spending for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The bill was passed earlier in the week by the U.S. House of Representatives. Of particular interest to family scholars, the HHS bill contains next year’s final appropriation for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Education (ED), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), among other federal departments and agencies. This marks the first time in more than 20 years that this bill, which tends to be one of the most divisive among Republicans and Democrats, was signed into law on time.
COSSA (The Consortium of Social Science Associations), of which NCFR is a member, has been covering the FY 2019 spending bills' progress, and will continue to do so.