The House Appropriations Committee yesterday released legislation that would provide discretionary funding for the federal government through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. The bill includes $73.5 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, a $2.8 billion increase from FY 2016. The National Institutes of Health would receive a $2 billion increase, while the Health Resources and Services Administration would receive a $6 million increase for rural health programs and $5 million increase for the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education program, among other provisions. Congress is expected to pass the legislation before the continuing resolution funding the government expires Friday night.