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

President signs CR funding government through April 28

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President Obama Saturday signed a continuing resolution (H.R. 2028) funding federal programs through April 28, preventing a government shutdown after the previous CR expired Friday at midnight. The Senate voted 63-36 Friday to approve the measure, which includes $872 million to fight opioid abuse and... read more

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Tags: appropriations, opioids

House passes CR funding government through April 28

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The House of Representatives today voted 326-96 to approve a continuing resolution (H.R. 2028) that would fund federal programs until April 28 and provide $872 million in funding for the 21st Century Cures Act, among other provisions. It is uncertain whether the Senate will vote on the measure before the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: appropriations

House Republicans introduce CR funding government through April 28

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House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) yesterday introduced a continuing resolution (H.R. 2028) that would fund federal programs until April 28 and provide $872 million in funding for the 21st Century Cures Act, among other provisions. The House is expected to vote on the measure... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: appropriations

Groups urge Congress to protect AHRQ from funding cuts

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A total of 168 organizations, including the AHA, last week urged House and Senate appropriators to maintain at least $334 million in budget authority for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in fiscal year 2017. “We worry that further cuts to AHRQ’s budget authority would make it harder for... read more

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Tags: quality, appropriations

Senate passes continuing resolution, Zika funding

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The Senate today voted 72-26 to approve legislation funding federal programs through Dec. 9 and providing $1.1 billion in emergency funding for the Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies to combat Zika. The compromise package to fund Zika response includes $400 million in offsets... read more

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Tags: appropriations, Zika

House HHS appropriations bill clears committee

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The House Appropriations Committee today approved legislation that would provide $161.6 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies in fiscal year 2017. The bill would provide $73.2 billion for HHS programs, an increase of $2.6... read more

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Tags: child health, graduate medical education, preparedness, appropriations, opioids, Zika

House subcommittee approves FY 2017 HHS funding bill

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A House Appropriations subcommittee today approved by voice vote legislation that would provide $161.6 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies in fiscal year 2017. According to a committee summary, the bill would provide... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: graduate medical education, preparedness, appropriations, opioids, Zika

Senate subcommittee approves Labor-HHS funding bill

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A Senate appropriations subcommittee today approved legislation that would provide $161.9 billion in base discretionary funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies in fiscal year 2017, $270 million less than this year. HHS programs would receive $76.9... read more

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Tags: RACs, Program Integrity, rural, Mental health, appropriations, teaching hospitals, opioids

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