WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives adopted six amendments offered by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), the Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, on July 30, 2020, which successfully amended an FY 2021 spending bill to increase funding for critical health priorities – including HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, and maternal healthcare – and to prevent the implementation of harmful Trump administration rules that weaken infection control standards in nursing homes, undermine COVID-19 data collection at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and interfere with the rule of law at the Department of Justice (DOJ) in order to benefit the president politically or personally.
“I am proud that the House adopted my amendments to expand HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, and maternal healthcare services and prevent the use of funds to weaken infection control standards in nursing homes, undermine COVID-19 data collection, and interfere with the rule of law in order to benefit the president politically or personally,” said Congresswoman Waters.
The House adopted the following six amendments offered by Congresswoman Waters:
Congresswoman Waters’ amendments were adopted during floor consideration of H.R. 7617, which provides FY 2021 appropriations for HHS and DOJ, as well as other agencies, and which passed the House of Representatives on July 31, 2020, and is now awaiting consideration in the Senate.
“I urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to continue to support these essential health services and retain my amendments in the final spending bill for FY 2021,” said Congresswoman Waters.