The Senate Appropriations Committee today voted 30-1 to approve legislation that would provide $179.3 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education in fiscal year 2019. According to committee summaries, the bill would provide $90.1 billion for HHS. Specific HHS increases include $2 billion more for the National Institutes of Health; $579 million more for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; $145 million more to combat the opioid epidemic; $93 million more for the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; $28 million more for rural health programs; and $10 million more for the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education program.

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