Trump Signs Bill Funding NIH, HHS, ED, & BLS


Trump Signs Bill Funding NIH, HHS, ED, & BLS

Analysis of the Final FY 2019 Labor, Health Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

On September 28, President Trump signed into law a fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding package containing two of twelve appropriations bills, the Defense Appropriations bill and the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Appropriations bill. The bill had been passed earlier in the week by the House of Representatives. Of particular interest to the social science community, the Labor-HHS bill contains next year’s final appropriation for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Education (ED), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), among other federal departments and agencies. The passage of the Labor-HHS bill marks the first time in more than 20 years that this bill, which tends to be one of the most divisive among Republicans and Democrats, will be signed into law on time.

At a Glance…

  • National Institutes of Health with $38.084 billion, an increase of 5.4%.
  • Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention with a total of $7.892 billion, a decrease of 1.4%.
  • The National Center for Health Statistics again receives flat funding of $160.4 million, 0% change.
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 1.2% increase with a total of $338 million.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, with $615 million, a 0.5% increase.
  • Department for Education, a 3% increase to $615.5 million to Institute of Education Sciences.


Read on for COSSA’S analysis of the FY 2019 funding levels.