House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee to markup appropriations bill FY 2019

Tell Subcommittee members to fund public health agencies and programs that are vital for health education and prevention
June 13, 2018

Washington, DC - This Friday the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee (or Labor-HHS-Education) will markup the fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019) spending bill. This money will fund the activities and operations of key public health agencies and programs, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the provision of well-rounded education programs, including health education, in schools.

In May, the House and Senate Appropriation Committees announced funding allocations for each of their 12 subcommittees. The Senate provided the Labor-HHS-Education subcommittee $2 billion above the FY 2018 allocation, while the House provided no increase from FY 2018 to FY 2019 - meaning public health programs need strong advocacy in order to avoid drastic cuts.

SOPHE encourages everyone to take action by advocating for strong public health funding in FY 2019! Use SOPHE's Action Center to send an email to your members of Congress. You can also use  SOPHE's Action Center  to engage with your representatives on social media, share the campaign with your colleagues and friends on Facebook, and call Congressional offices.

Contact: Cicily Hampton, PhD, MPA | 202.408.9804 |

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