House panel approves Labor-HHS funding bill

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The House Appropriations Committee last night voted 28-22 to approve legislation that would provide $156 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education in fiscal year 2018, $5 billion less than in FY 2017. According to a committee summary, the bill... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: appropriations

House panel approves draft Labor-HHS funding bill

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The House Appropriations Committee yesterday released draft legislation that would provide $156 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education in fiscal year 2018, $5 billion less than in FY 2017. According to a committee summary, the draft bill... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: appropriations

House, Senate hold hearings on HHS budget request

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The House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees today held hearings on the administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget request for the Department of Health and Human Services. During the House hearing, Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) urged Congress to quickly act within its constitutional... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, Coverage, Medicaid, appropriations

White House releases FY 2018 budget request

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President Trump today submitted to Congress his budget request for fiscal year 2018. The budget request, which is not binding, proposes steep reductions to the Medicaid program but does not propose any direct reductions to Medicare funding. AHA staff are analyzing the budget request, and AHA members will... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, Medicaid, appropriations

Senate passes FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill

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The Senate today voted 79-18 to pass an omnibus appropriations bill providing discretionary funding for the federal government through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. The president is expected to sign the legislation before the continuing resolution funding the government expires tomorrow night. The... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, child health, graduate medical education, GME, rural, appropriations

House passes FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill

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The House of Representatives today voted 309-118 to pass a fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill providing discretionary funding for the federal government through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. The Senate is expected to pass the legislation before the continuing resolution funding the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: child health, graduate medical education, GME, rural, appropriations

House releases FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill

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The House Appropriations Committee yesterday released legislation that would provide discretionary funding for the federal government through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. The bill includes $73.5 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, a $2.8 billion increase from FY 2016. The... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, child health, graduate medical education, GME, rural, appropriations

Congress passes one-week stop-gap measure to fund the government

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Congress today approved a continuing resolution funding the federal government through May 5, sending it to the president for his signature before the current CR expires at midnight tonight. The one-week extension will allow negotiators to continue work on a larger package to fund the government through... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: appropriations

President releases budget blueprint for 2018 discretionary spending

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President Trump today submitted to Congress his proposed budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018, which provides top-line numbers for discretionary spending only. The president requests $69 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, a $15.1 billion or 17.9% decrease from the 2017 annualized... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, preparedness, workforce, appropriations, opioids, prevention

OMB releases draft budget blueprint for discretionary spending

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Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney today released the president’s budget blueprint to federal agencies for review, which includes draft top-line numbers for discretionary spending only. "This is not a full-blown budget,” Mulvaney said during a press briefing. “That will not come until... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: appropriations

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