On July 17, 2009, the House Appropriations Full Committee acted on legislation that would fund labor, health and education programs for Fiscal Year 2010. The overall numbers for this year’s reported bill are as follows:
2009 Comparable: $155.049 billion
President’s Request: $160.706 billion
Committee Mark: $160.654 billion
Currently, further details regarding TBI Act and TBI Model Systems of Care funding have not been released, however, look for a special edition of Policy Corner on Monday, July 27, 2009 for a special appropriations report. BIAA will continue to monitor the appropriations process closely and will be sure send out grassroots action instructions when the bill is scheduled for floor action.