GOP Labor, Health Spending Bill Clears House Panel

Law360, Washington (July 18, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT) -- A GOP spending bill proposing drastic cuts to labor, employment and health care reform cleared a House appropriations panel in an 8-6 vote Wednesday, signaling the start of a heated political skirmish that could affect the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The 2013 Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill draft passed by the GOP-controlled labor, health and human services, education and related agencies subcommittee comes in $8.8 billion below President Barack Obama's requests, and slashes education initiatives and Corporation for Public Broadcasting dollars. However,...
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