Senate Committee on Appropriations Advances FY 2022 Agriculture Appropriations Bill 

The Senate Committee on Appropriations held sub- and full committee markups of their fiscal year (FY) 2022 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. Although the Committee met NRHA’s recommended funding levels for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ReConnect Broadband program ($700m) and Community Facilities program (3.3b), the bill report language shows that the Committee did not provide funding to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Hospital Technical Assistance (TA) program.