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  • Washington Highlights

    AAMC Joins Group Letter Urging Increased Funding for Education, Health Programs

    Katherine Cruz, Legislative Analyst
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    The AAMC joined 28 other organizations in a July 28 letter to House appropriations committee leadership expressing concern over the proposed funding levels and the proposed elimination of funding for key financial aid programs in the House fiscal year (FY) 2024 Labor, Health and 

    Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS-Education) spending bill. It also echoed the AAMC-led Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research’s opposition to the proposed cuts to funding for the National Institutes of Health and the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health. While the letter offered appreciation for the House bill’s continued funding for the federal TRIO programs and other key education programs, it urged the committee leadership to increase the Labor-HHS-Education subcommittee’s federal funding allocation to the highest level possible.  

    The subcommittee advanced the spending bill on July 14 [refer to Washington Highlights, July 14], but the House Appropriations Committee has not yet announced plans to mark up the Labor-HHS-Education spending bill. Meanwhile, the committee’s Senate counterpart approved its version of the bill with higher funding levels for most programs on July 27 [refer to Washington Highlights, July 28].