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Senate Appropriators Moving on 2015 Health Spending Measure

June 06, 2014

The Senate Appropriations Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee will mark up its portion of the fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill on June 10. The full committee is slated to take up the measure two days later. The 2015 spending legislation would provide budget authority of approximately $156.8 billion, which maintains the current level of funding. This amount is $1.2 billion less than the president requested in his budget.

The ADA, of course, has requested that appropriators adequately fund federal agencies and programs that affect oral health—things like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Oral Health, the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research, and pediatric and general dentistry residencies. Washington Office staff is monitoring the appropriations process closely.

The House Appropriations Committee has not yet scheduled a markup of the Labor-HHS- Education Appropriations bill.