On June 9 the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education (L-HHS-ED) bill by a vote of 29 to 1. This bill, which funds the vast majority of disability-related programs such as education, employment, and protection and advocacy programs, would provide for $161.9 billion, which is $270 million less than the current FY 2016 level. There was generally little change to funding for disability-related programs from the FY 2016 levels. See proposed funding amounts here. Despite the advancement of this spending bill, one or more continuing resolutions at level funding amounts are expected as the start of FY 2017 on October 1 approaches. For more information, see the Committee’s website.