Congress Passes FY19 Appropriations Legislation; President Trump Signals Intent to Sign Bill
September 27, 2018

Today, the House passed H.R. 6157, an appropriations package that includes fiscal year 2019 funding for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and the Department of Defense as well as stopgap funding for any appropriations legislation that Congress fails to approve before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1. As shared previously, the appropriations package that Congress just passed includes significant increases for several maternal and child health priorities. President Trump indicated that he would sign the appropriations package into law, ensuring federal funding for the Department of Health and Human Services (among other departments) through fiscal year 2019 and averting a government shutdown at the end of September.

More information about funding levels and report language contained in this bill can be found on the House Appropriations Committee website.

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