Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies FY2014 Spending Bill

Posted on: July 12th, 2013 by NADO Admin

On July 11, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved by a vote of 16 to 14 its FY2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which provides $164.3 billion in discretionary spending for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL). The FY2013 enacted level was $156.5 billion.

The bill includes $2.7 billion for job training programs, an increase of $8.6 million. This will fund the Workforce Investment Act Grants to provide job training skills and assistance to low skilled adults, dislocated workers, and low income youth with barriers to employment. The bill also includes $9.6 billion for Head Start, a $1.6 billion increase from the FY2013. Click here (http://www NULL.appropriations NULL.senate NULL.cfm?method=news NULL.view&id=c9ee9d2d-8c50-4544-96eb-d9ddcaa83a0e) to view the funding chart. Additional funding numbers and the bill will be provided once the legislation is available. The bill now heads to the Senate floor for consideration.

NADO joined a broad coalition of national organizations with an interest in workforce programs to send a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee in support of its Labor-HHS-Education bill. Click here to view a copy of the letter.

The House Appropriations Committee has yet to mark up their version of the Labor-HHS spending bill.

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