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For the first time in decades, a portion of the federal budget was passed by Congress and signed into law by the president at the beginning of the 2019 fiscal year. This partial budget provides funding for the Department of Health and Human Services, including NIH.
The Labor-HHS-DoEd minibus includes a short-term continuing resolution to temporarily fund remaining government programs until Dec. 7. These include programs at other agencies important to ANA readers, including the Agriculture, Health and Human Service, Housing and Urban Development, and Transportation Depts.
Two newly revised reports from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) show why two main arguments for such cuts -- that program growth across the federal budget is the source of the nation’s fiscal problems and that programs assisting people with low or modest incomes are ballooning in cost -- don’t survive scrutiny.
President Donald Trump signs a $1.3 trillion omnibus (HR 1625) on March 23 to provide discretionary funding for the federal government through FY 2018. The bill contains the full legislation and funding for all of the 12 annual appropriations bills. The legislation adheres to the recently enac...
Congress is expected to pass an FY2018 omnibus spending package before the current continuing resolution expires on Friday, March 23. The omnibus would set funding for State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) and Older Americans Act programs for the remainder of FY18. While the Senate appropriations committee has proposed level funding for SHIPs this year, President Trump and the House Republicans have both called for eliminating the program entirely.
Failing to progress on any part of the FY 2018 spending bill, House leaders are preparing a fifth continuing resolution to fund government operations through March 23.
While Congress kicked the budget can down the road for three weeks to end government shutdown gridlock, lawmakers have no idea what they will do to remedy the impasse over FY 2018 spending.
Despite threats from Democrats to hold up an extension of the current stopgap spending law until a strategy to protect immigrant youths was approved, lawmakers decided it was more important to get out of town and return home for the holidays. Congress rushed through a four-week continuing resolution to fund the government and prevent a shutdown. The Senate voted 66-32 with Democrats joining in the vote to prevent a filibuster. The House passed the third continuing resolution on a 231-188 party-line vote ensuring spending at FY 2017 levels through Jan. 19.
Congress gave a green light to a second continuing resolution extending government spending through Dec. 22 and averting a government shutdown for the time being. The move will keep lawmakers in Washington well beyond their intended holiday timetable.
The House Appropriations Committee adopts a FY 2018 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education appropriations bill that significantly cuts funding for Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) and workforce programs for next year.
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