Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
- Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member
- Lucille Roybal-Allard
- Barbara Lee
- Mark Pocan
- Katherine Clark
Department of Education
Department of Health and Human Services (Except Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; Food and Drug Administration; Indian Health Services and Facilities; and National Institute of Environmental Sciences (formerly EPA/Superfund))
Department of Labor
Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled
Corporation for National and Community Service
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
National Council on Disability
National Education Goals Panel
National Labor Relations Board
National Mediation Board
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Railroad Retirement Board
Social Security Administration
Good morning, Secretary Acosta, and welcome to your second appropriations hearing before this subcommittee. It is fitting that labor is the first hearing we will hold for FY 2019—because for the past year under this Administration, working families have been under an all-out assault. We have witnessed both the elimination of worker protections and the unraveling of the social safety net.
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (NY-17) today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s declaration that the opioid crisis is a public health emergency.
The 2018 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill is an affront to women, families, and all hard-working Americans. It would harm schools and eliminate support for teachers; dramatically cut job training opportunities; and undermine public health.
Mr. Chairman, I am pleased we are here today and I appreciate your efforts to bring the Labor-HHS bill to markup for the third consecutive year—we are on a roll. I am looking forward to full committee markup next week.
I’d like to acknowledge Chairman Cole, Ranking Member DeLauro, and Chairman Frelinghuysen for their work on this bill.
Thank you Mr. Chairman. I want to welcome Dr. Collins, as well as Dr. Lowy, Dr. Fauci, Dr. Gordon, Dr. Gibbons, and Dr. Volkow—thank you all for being here this morning to discuss the future of the National Institutes of Health.
Good morning, Secretary Price, and welcome to our Subcommittee for your first appropriations hearing. We meet during perilous times for the future of healthcare in our country.