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House Panel Tees Up Health, Education Funds Amid Abortion Fight

July 15, 2021, 8:05 PM

Federal health, education, and labor funds are heading for a vote in the full House after a panel approved a spending measure largely along party lines Thursday.

The House Appropriations Committee approved the Labor-HHS-Education spending bill, which would provide $237 billion in discretionary funding next year, by a 33-25 vote. Most Republicans opposed the measure, saying it was too expensive and would lift a ban they support on federal funds for abortion services.

The full House will vote on the Labor-HHS spending bill the week of July 26 as part of a “minibus” appropriations bill that includes funding for ...

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