June 16, 2015 – Today the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee released its draft FY 2016 spending bill, which eliminates the evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) and the Title X Family Planning Program.  The Subcommittee will begin its mark-up (voting on this bill and considering amendments) tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9:00 AM.  Your help is urgently needed both to weigh in with members of the House and Senate on the need to fully fund these programs and to reach out to local press about the importance of TPPP and Title X and the devastating effects of eliminating these programs.

As a reminder, this is just the first step in the process, but a critically important one.  The full House Appropriations Committee has not yet set a date for consideration of this bill and the Senate Appropriations process will begin as early as next week. Weighing in with Senators is just as important as with the House!