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Committee questions unspent HHS funds
Modern Healthcare

In its push to eliminate wasteful government spending, an influential House panel has requested that HHS provide information to account for billions of unspent dollars that the agency will carry over into the next fiscal year. The House Energy and Commerce Committee is reviewing the funds of four government agencies—HHS, the Energy and Commerce departments, and the Environmental Protection Agency—because, the committee reported, total unexpended balances across the federal government are estimated to exceed $2 trillion (PDF) by the end of fiscal 2012.