Fiscal Year 2014 Appropriations

Jan 17

FY 2014 Omnibus Spending Bill Passed into Law

 

On Friday, January 17, 2014, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014. The final spending package, which adheres to the $1.012 trillion spending limit set by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 [Public Law No. 113-67] includes $156.8 billion for the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED) programs. As previously reported, the final bill includes:

 

  • $156.8 billion for the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED) programs

  • $223.841 million for the Nursing Workforce Development programs ($6.3 million more than the final FY 2013 post-sequestration funding level)

  • $29.9 billion for the National Institutes of Health ($1 billion more than FY 2013 post-sequestration level)

  • $140.517 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research ($4.1 million above the FY 2013 post-sequestration funding level)

Jan 14

Congress Releases FY 2014 Omnibus Spending Bill

 

On January 13, 2014, House and Senate appropriators released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Omnibus spending package. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, which adheres to the $1.012 trillion spending limit set by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 [Public Law No. 113-67], provides $156.8 billion for the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED) programs. The Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) received $223.841 million, which is $6.3 million more than the final FY 2013 post-sequestration funding level. The National Institutes of Health received $29.9 billion, and the National Institute of Nursing Research received $140.517 million, $4.1 million above the FY 2013 post sequestration funding level.

 

The current continuing resolution funding federal activities is set to expire on January 15, 2014. Today, January 14, the House passed a short-term continuing resolution to run through January 18, 2014 in order to give Congress time to pass the Omnibus bill, and the vote is expected to occur in the next few days.

Resources

May 31

Senate Request

The Nursing Community sent a letter to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies reiterating our FY14 funding requests.

May 7

House Request

 

​The Nursing Community sent letter to House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies reiterating our FY14 funding requests.

May 6

Senate Testimony

 

On May 6, 2013, the Nursing Community submitted testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. The testimony requested requests $251 million for  Title VIII programs, $150 million for NINR, and $20 million in authorized funding for Nurse-Managed Health Clinics.

March 15

 

House Testimony

 

March 15, 2013, the Nursing Community submitted testimony to the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies regarding Fiscal Year 2014 Appropriations for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs, the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), and Nurse-Managed Health Clinics. The testimony requests $251 million for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Nursing Workforce Development programs, $150 million for the NINR within the National Institutes of Health, and $20 million in authorized funding for the Nurse-Managed Health Clinics.

March 1

Letter Regarding President's Budget

March 1, 2013, the Nursing Community sent a letter to President Obama thanking him for his continued support of nursing programs and urging him to prioritize investments in our nation’s nursing workforce through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Nursing Workforce Development programs, the National Institute of Nursing Research, and the Nurse-Managed Health Clinics.