House appropriators say the traditionally controversial Labor-HHS-Education appropriations measure could move forward in committee in June. Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee Chairman Denny Rehberg (R-MT) said Thursday that he would like to unveil his measure when the House returns from its recess the week of June 18th. Last year, the measure was not marked up by the House committee and was eventually rolled into a year-end omnibus measure. So far this year, House appropriators have moved 10 measures, leaving only the Labor-HHS-Education and Interior-Environment spending bills to be released.
The Senate has scheduled the mark up of their Labor-HHS-Education bill for June 12th.