(Story updated at 4 p.m. ET.)
In a vote of 296-121, the House of Representatives on Friday passed a $1 trillion spending bill to avert a government shutdown and fund federal agencies for fiscal 2012, with about $69.7 billion appropriated for HHS.
Early Thursday, the House Appropriations Committee released a funding package, and late Thursday Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) signaled that the legislation would move forward with approval from both chambers of Congress. The Senate has yet to vote on the measure.