Summary of FY23 House LHHS Bill

June 30, 2022

On June 30, the House Committee on Appropriations held its markup of the FY23 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) appropriations bill. The proposed funding levels included within the bill are subject to change as both chambers of Congress are expected to engage in negotiations before the expiration of the current fiscal year.

The the full committee draft text and draft report are available for review.


This bill is considered the high-water mark for funding compared to what the Senate is expected to propose and the Senate has yet to formally begin work on their FY23 appropriations bills. Since this is an election year, it is expected that Congress will need to pass a short-term continuing resolution funding the federal government at FY22 levels before Sept. 30 to avoid a government shutdown and provide certainty through the election cycle. After the November election, it is unclear if Congress will approve a long-term CR or approve a final FY23 appropriations bill.

Key Public Health Funding Proposal Highlights

ASTHO members’ priorities saw proposed increases or level funding in the bill:

  • $750 million, an increase of $550 million, for public health infrastructure and capacity nationwide.
  • $250 million, an increase of $150 million, to modernize public health data surveillance and analytics at CDC and state and local health departments.
  • $100 million, an increase of $92 million, for social determinants of health programs at CDC.
  • $735 million, an increase of $20 million, for the CDC Public Health Preparedness Cooperative Agreements.
  • $327 million, an increase of $31.5 million, for the ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP).
  • $160 million, level funding, for the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant.

For information about other funding levels and policy proposals for CDC, HRSA, SAMHSA, and additional public health programs view the comprehensive subcommittee summary.