Congress clears legislation funding government through FY 2013
AHA News Now
Mar 21, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives today voted 318-109 to approve a continuing resolution funding the government through September while adding appropriations and flexibility for certain agencies, without increasing overall funding. The bipartisan legislation (H.R. 933) next goes to President Obama, who is expected to sign it before the current CR expires on March 27. The new CR includes a $71 million increase for the National Institutes of Health and would require the administration to obligate all fiscal year 2013 funds appropriated for community health centers. The legislation retains the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts that took effect March 1 under the Budget Control Act, including the 2% reduction to providers’ Medicare payments.