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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal 2018 HHS Funding Bill

September 07, 2017
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a fiscal 2018 Labor-HHS funding bill on Thursday (Sept. 7), smoothing the way for the appropriations measure to move to the Senate floor. Committee Republicans rejected Democrats' request to add additional funding for opioid abuse treatment and prevention, but the bipartisan spending bill ultimately passed without objection. “For the second year in a row, the committee has worked together in a tough fiscal environment to pass a bipartisan bill that reflects Americans’ priorities,” Appropriations HHS...

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