Tag: Appropriations

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House Passes Continuing Resolution to Fund Federal Government for Remainder of FY 2013

Last week, the House passed H.R. 933, a FY 2013 spending package that combined spending bills for Defense and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs with a six-month continuing resolution (CR) covering all other agencies. The CR would fund the federal government through the remainder of the fiscal year as the government is currently operating under a CR …

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House Approves Year-Long Appropriations Bill; Health Centers Anticipate Senate Action

by Anne Morris, MPH Last week, the House approved a FY 2011 appropriations bill (H.R. 3082) by a vote of 212 to 206.  This bill funds government programs for the remainder of FY 2011, freezing total spending at the FY 2010 level ($1.09 trillion) while making funding adjustments between programs. H.R. 3082 provides $7.27 billion …

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Finalization of FY 2011 Appropriations: Could the End Finally Be in Sight?

by Krystal E. Knight, MPH At the end of last week, Congress passed a measure to extend the current Continuing Resolution for two more weeks, keeping the federal government running through December 18th at FY 2010 levels. As you’ll recall from our recent appropriations post, the Continuing Resolution was set to expire Friday, December 3rd …

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Friday’s Expiration of Continuing Resolution Will Spur Action on Appropriations

by Anne Morris, MPH Today, Members of Congress reconvene for continuation of the lame-duck session.  Congress will need to act on appropriations bills no later than December 3rd, the date when the current Continuing Resolution expires.  As we’ve previously reported, there are several possible scenarios regarding the path forward for enacting FY2011 appropriations bills into …

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Senate Appropriations Committee Acts on FY 2011 Health Center Funding

Krystal E. Knight, MPH More good news for the Health Centers program from the Senate! On Tuesday the Senate Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee on Appropriations marked-up the draft of its annual spending bill (comparable to the spending bill marked up in the House of Representatives two weeks ago). Yesterday at 2:30 PM, that Subcommittee bill was brought …

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House Subcommittee Passes Health Center Funding for FY2011

Krystal E. Knight, MPH Great news from the House of Representatives! Yesterday the House Labor-HHS Subcommittee on Appropriations released the mark-up of its annual spending bill. The proposal sets the FY 2011 spending levels for all discretionary health programs located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including the Health Centers program. As …

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House Sets FY2011 Discretionary Appropriations Levels As Appropriations Advocacy Continues

The annual appropriations process picked up some steam in the House of Representatives last week. On Thursday night, the House passed its FY 2010 war supplemental spending bill, which also included new funds for teachers and federal student loans. The supplemental also included a budget enforcement resolution that set spending limits for FY 2011 discretionary …

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The Difference Between Discretionary Appropriations and Direct Appropriations: It’s a Big Deal

By Krystal E. Knight, MPH Wait…health centers are getting $34 billion in health care reform? Well, that’s what you might be asking if you were reading the news last week. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated analysis of the health reform law—the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The new analysis covers …

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It’s that Time Again; Budget and Appropriations are Back

by Krystal E. Knight It is budget season here in DC, and Capitol Hill has seen a flurry of budget-related activity, namely the release of the Chairman’s Mark for the FY 2011 Senate Budget Resolution last Wednesday. Drafted by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND), the Chairman’s Mark is a “budget blueprint”—a non-binding set …

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Goodbye P&I, Hello Approps!

by Krystal E. Knight Now that most of you should have recovered from the AMAZING time we all had at last week’s P&I, it’s time for us to focus our energy towards appropriations! The Hill visits you all scheduled went very well, and thanks to you, Congress is becoming more aware of Health Centers’ needs …