Draft Senate funding bill contains increases for Title VIII, NINR

The Senate Appropriations Committee last week issued the draft fiscal year 2023 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies funding bill, explanatory statement and summary. The draft language provides $318.47 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce development programs, an increase of $38 million over fiscal year 2022 levels. It also stipulates $196.47 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), up $13.6 million over the fiscal year 2022 levels. (AACN Washington Weekly news item, 8/3/22)