Capitol Correspondence - 06.25.18

House Delays Labor-HHS Bill Markup Over Family Separations at U.S.-Mexico Border

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According to Politico Pro:

“House GOP appropriators have postponed consideration of a funding bill for HHS [Department of Health and Human Services], the Department of Education and other agencies amid a growing backlash over the White House’s family separation policy.

The [Appropriations] committee announced in an email to staff it has pushed back its markup of the Labor-HHS-Education bill because of ‘multiple scheduling conflicts,’ according to an Appropriations aide. The markup is tentatively rescheduled for the morning of June 26.”

The Appropriations Committee page lists the markup time on June 26 as 10 am EDT. If there is any video of the markup, it will be featured on that page. Likewise, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee will hold its own Labor-HHS bill markup on June 26 at 11am – more details are available on its hearing page. ANCOR will keep members informed of any relevant decisions coming out of the mark ups.