The House version of the Department of Health and Human Services budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2021. This covers welfare and Medicaid spending and is by far the state's largest annual appropriation. On an annualized basis, the bill would authorize $28.700 billion in gross spending, of which $21.191 billion is federal money, and the rest is from state and local taxes and fees.
To send the bill back to the House "stripped" of all actual appropriations except $100 “placeholders.” This is part of a process for reconciling the House and Senate-passed department budgets for the next fiscal year.
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill. The failed vote is a procedural device used for launching negotiations over the differences between the House and Senate budgets, and eventually for negotiating a final budget between a Republican-controlled legislature and a Democratic governor.