Fiscal Year 2022 Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Report Released

The Senate Appropriations Committee released the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies and Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations report.

The Labor-HHS appropriations bill includes a variety of provisions that impact infant feeding, summarized below.

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Federal Program Funding in the FY2022 Senate Labor-HHS Bill:

 

 

Connection to Infant Feeding

FY2021 Enacted

FY2022 President's Budget

FY2022 House Bill

FY2022 Senate Bill

FY2022 Enacted

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hospitals Promoting Breastfeeding

Funding for this program comes from the Prevention and Public Health Fund to support breastfeeding families in maternity care settings, communities, and workplaces. 

$9.5M

$9.5M

$9.5M

$10.5M

TBD

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health

The REACH program works to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities through local, culturally appropriate programs, including breastfeeding support programs.

$63.95M

$63.9M

$73.95M

$70.95M

TBD

Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country

The GHWIC program includes increased breastfeeding as a long-term goal.

$22M

$22M

$27M

$24M

TBD

Safe Motherhood and Infant Health

Breastfeeding is included in the Perinatal Quality Collaboratives and Substance Abuse During Pregnancy programs within the SMIH program.

$63M

$89M

$119M

$103M

TBD

Health Resources Service Administration

Maternal and Child Health Block Grant

Breastfeeding is included in the MCH Block Grant National Performance Measures.

 

$712.7M

$822.7M

$868.7M

$857.7M

TBD

Healthy Start

The Healthy Start program implements community-based interventions to improve the health of mothers and children, including breastfeeding education.

$128M

$128M

$145M

$137M

TBD

Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting

The MIECHV home visiting program provides support for at-risk pregnant women and families, including breastfeeding support.

$377.2M

$377.2M

$377M

$377M

TBD

Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies

RMOMS supports grants to improve access to and continuity of maternal and obstetrics care in rural communities by increasing the delivery of and access to preconception, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum services, including breastfeeding support.

$5M

$10.4M

$10.4M

$10M

TBD

National Institutes of Health

Maternal Health and Pregnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone (IMPROVE) Initiative

The IMPROVE initiative supports research to reduce preventable causes of maternal deaths and improve health for women before, during, and after delivery.

-

$30M

$30M

$30M

TBD

Panel on planning or conducting research specific to pregnant people and lactating people

Funding for NICHD to contract with NASEM to convene a panel with specific legal, ethical, regulatory, and policy expertise to develop a framework for addressing medicolegal and liability issues when planning or conducting research specific to pregnant people and lactating people.

-

$1.9M

$1.5M

$1.5M

TBD

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Pregnant and Postpartum Women Substance Use Disorder

Support for breastfeeding and lactation are included in some resources produced through this program.

$32.9M

$49M

$49.4M

$49.4M

TBD

 

Federal Agency Funding in the Fiscal Year 2022 Senate Labor-HHS Bill:

 

Federal Agency/Division

FY2021 Enacted

FY2022 President's Budget

FY2022 House Bill

FY2022 Senate Bill

FY2022 Enacted

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

$7.9B

$9.7B

$10.5B

$9.73B

TBD

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

$56.9M

$56.9M

$56.92M

$56.92M

TBD

Health Resources and Services Administration

$7.2B

$12.6B

$8.7B

$9.2B

TBD

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

$975.284M

$1.5B

$1.18B

$1.15B

TBD

U.S. Department of Labor

$12.5B

$14.3B

$14.7B

 $13.8B

TBD

Wage and Hour Division

$246M

$327.5M

$300M

$278.7M

TBD

Women's Bureau

$15M

$20M

$25M

$22M

TBD

Office of Minority Health

$61.8M

$61.8M

$75.8M

$66.8M

TBD

Office on Women's Health

$35.1M

$35M

$42.1M

$43.1M

TBD

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

$345.3M

$380M

$380M

380M

TBD

National Institutes of Health

$42.9B

$51.7B

$49.4B

$47.9B

TBD

Office of Research on Women’s Health

$43M

$52.3M

$61.5M

$57.4M

TBD

 

Once both the House and Senate have passed the appropriations bills, they must be "conferenced" to work out any differences between the two versions. House-Senate conference committees make final determinations and prepare a Conference Report. The Conference Report is then passed by the House and the Senate and sent to the President to be signed.

All appropriations bills must be completed by the end of the continuing resolution on December 3, or Congress will have to pass another continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded. Learn more about the federal budget process.

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