CHN’s latest Human Needs Report: FY23 Appropriations Update, Inflation Reduction Act, and more
CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for a comprehensive update on the FY23 appropriations process, including highlights of what is happening in the Senate, along with news about the Inflation Reduction Act. To download a PDF of the report, click here.
In This Edition:
Members of Congress return to work in D.C. this week after their August recess, with less than a month to go before the Oct. 1 start of the federal Fiscal Year 2023. None of the 12 required appropriations bills required to keep the government funded have been passed by both chambers yet, and some reports are that negotiations have not even really begun in earnest yet in the Senate. READ MORE »
According to the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Senate Labor – Health and Human Services – Education (Labor-H) spending bill would provide $20.1 billion for Title I grants to high-poverty schools, up $2.6 billion over FY22. This is short of the $20.5 billion provided in the House bill and well short of the $36.5 billion provided in President Biden’s proposed FY23 budget. The Senate bill would also boost the maximum Pell Grant amount by $500, matching an increase in the House bill. READ MORE »
On Tuesday, August 16, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act. The law will invest roughly $369 billion in energy and climate change programs over the next 10 years, representing the largest congressional climate action in history; and makes important advances in the areas of health care and savings on prescription drugs. READ MORE »