House approves FY 2018 funding bills

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The House of Representatives today voted 211-198 to approve a package of funding bills (H.R. 3354) that would provide all discretionary funding for the federal government for fiscal year 2018. According to a House Appropriations Committee summary, the package includes $77.6 billion for the Department of... read more

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Tag: appropriations

Senate passes debt ceiling, funding bill with hurricane relief

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The Senate today voted 80-17 to approve a bill funding the government and raising the debt ceiling though Dec. 8, and providing more than $15 billion in aid for hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The measure now moves to the House. The government’s current funding expires Oct. 1.

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Tags: disaster readiness, appropriations

Senate panel approves Labor-HHS funding bill

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The Senate Appropriations Committee today voted 30-1 to approve legislation that would provide $164.1 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education in fiscal year 2018. According to the committee, the bill would provide $79.4 billion for HHS, $1.7... read more

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Tags: Medicare, rural, appropriations, opioids

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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