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

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

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
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

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