On Thursday, March 10, the Senate voted 68-31 to pass the $1.5 trillion FY 2022 omnibus spending bill after months of negotiations. The package, which was passed by the House with strong bipartisan support on Wednesday night, also includes $13.6 billion in supplemental appropriations to address the crisis in Ukraine. President Joe Biden now has until Tuesday, March 15, to sign the bill.
This client alert summarizes the early and higher education and workforce provisions in the omnibus bill. Overall, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies received $213.6 billion in funding, an increase of $15.3 billion, or 7.7%, above FY 2021. This includes $13.2 billion in discretionary appropriations for the Department of Labor, $108.3 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services and $76.4 billion for the Department of Education.
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