FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2021
Contact: Audrey Sandusky, (202) 344-5805, asandusky@nfprha.org

House Committee Proposes $50 Million in Supplemental Funding for Title X

WASHINGTON, DC -Yesterday, February 9, the House Energy & Commerce Committee released a draft reconciliation bill that includes $50 million in supplemental funding for the Title X family planning program. The National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) commends the committee for taking this important step and looks forward to working with House and Senate leaders to see this proposal through the legislative process. The following is a statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO of NFPRHA.

“States and communities that have gone without Title X funding for nearly two years have been stretched beyond their limits. Driven by their commitment to people in need – many of whom have low incomes and are disproportionately bearing the brunt of COVID-19 – agencies and organizations that withdrew from Title X have made heroic efforts to stay open. We are grateful that the House Energy & Commerce Committee has included critical funds for this proven public health program severely undermined by a Trump administration regulation. This funding will help expert, highly qualified providers get back on their feet and support the Title X program’s ability to provide critical health services during a global pandemic. As the Biden administration reviews Title X policy, supplemental funding is essential to making sure that people in need of family planning and sexual health care can get it from a high-quality health center in their community.

“NFPRHA also calls on the Office of Population Affairs to work swiftly to rescind the Title X rule so that these funds can be allocated as quickly as possible.”

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NFPRHA is a membership organization representing publicly funded family planning providers and administrators nationwide. NFPRHA advances and elevates the importance of family planning in the nation’s health care system and promotes and supports the work of family planning providers and administrators, especially those in the safety net. For more information, visit nationalfamilyplanning.org.

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