House Appropriations Bills Include Primary Care Research Center Funding Win, Workforce Funding

At press time, the House of Representatives appears poised to pass H.R. 4502, the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor/HHS Appropriations bill. Report language accompanying the bill would direct $5 million, sought by the PCC, to the Center for Primary Care Research at the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ).
In April, the PCC had urged congressional appropriators to fund the center, first authorized in 1999 but never actually funded.
The House bill also includes investments in Health Resource and Services Administration health workforce programs. This House Appropriations Committee Bill Summary includes highlights from the bill.
The debate over next year’s appropriations now moves to the Senate, where the Appropriations Committee plans to begin mark-ups the week of Aug. 2.

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