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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Secretary Sebelius to Testify on HHS Budget and Priorities

On Tuesday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m., the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, "Reviewing the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services." The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

In his Fiscal Year 2014 budget proposal, President Obama requested more than $80 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Health and Human Services, a $3.9 billion increase over last year’s funding level. The department administers a number of social services and welfare programs, including Head Start, the Child Care and Development Block Grant, and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

The department also oversees a significant portion of the 2010 health care law (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). Concerns remain that the law’s numerous mandates and requirements are negatively affecting the economy and job growth while also increasing the cost of care. 

Tuesday’s hearing will provide members an opportunity to review the administration’s budget request and discuss the impact of the 2010 health care law on the federal budget and the nation’s workforce. The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, will offer testimony and answer members' questions during the hearing.

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The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, D.C.