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Democrats Aim to End Abortion Restrictions, Bolster Health Funds

July 11, 2021, 3:58 PM

Bans on federal funds for abortion would be lifted and family planning grants to Planned Parenthood would be restored under a House spending bill released Sunday.

  • The Department of Health and Human Services would get $119.8 billion in fiscal 2022 discretionary funding, a $22.9 billion increase from fiscal 2021
  • National Institutes of Health would get $49 billion, a $6.5 billion increase from fiscal 2021; the agency’s funding includes $3 billion for President Joe Biden’s proposed biomedical research body, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tapped for $10.6 billion in fiscal 2022, a ...