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Congress Releases FY 2014 Omnibus Spending Bill

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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. AACN will continue to keep members apprised as the appropriations process continues to unfold.
 
For further FY 2014 Omnibus information, please visit the following links: