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March 24, 2023

Senate Finance Committee and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hold hearings on HHS FY 2024 budget request

On March 22, the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies held separate hearings to discuss President Biden's fiscal year (FY) 2024 budget proposal for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The hearings mark the beginning of a months-long appropriations process to fund HHS before the end of the fiscal year. Both committees heard testimony from HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra who defended the president's budget request and responded to wide-ranging questions from committee members, including those related to mental health and substance use disorders, HHS' handling of migrant children, proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage program, and more.

For more information on the hearings, including Secretary Becerra's testimony, visit the Finance Committee hearing landing page and Appropriations Committee hearing landing page.

Additional information is also available in the attached Tax Alert.


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Hearings on HHS FY 2024 budget request