Lawmakers Praise Maternal Health Funding, Divided On Hyde Amendment

By Maya Goldman / April 15, 2021 at 8:23 PM
Some lawmakers on the House Appropriations HHS subcommittee praised funding for maternal health in HHS’s skinny discretionary budget during a hearing Thursday (April 15), but Republicans and Democrats were divided on whether HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra should keep the Hyde Amendment in his final budget request. Representatives also questioned Becerra on topics including funding for mental health and substance abuse, social determinants of health and rural health workforce shortages. Women’s health and family planning. The HHS discretionary funding request...

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