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ACA Replacement Legislation: As stated in last week's NCSD Federal Policy Update, efforts on the Senate floor to repeal and replace, or just repeal, the Af

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FY18 Appropriations: Yesterday, the House voted 235-192 to pass a minibus appropriations package of more than $790 billion to fund the military, energy programs and water projects, U.S. Capitol operations, veterans' benefits and initial construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

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FY18 Appropriations: The House LHHS bill was marked up in subcommittee yesterday, with full committee markup scheduled for next week.  After next week, the House Appropriations Committee will have marked up all 12 of the federal appropriations bills.

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The House Labor, Health, and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee marked up their FY18 funding bill yesterday.

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On June 22, Senate Republican leadership unveiled their bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Read more...

ACA Replacement Legislation: While Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had previously stated that his goal was to have the Senate vote on an ACA replacement before the July recess (which means it would happen in the next two week), that seems less and less likely to occur.

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ACA Replacement Legislation: According to various sources, Senate Republicans are finalizing their American Health Care Act (AHCA) bill, with the goal of voting on it before the July recess.

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President's FY18 Budget: As you have probably seen, President Donald Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) Budget proposal was released earlier this week.  Included in the budget is a $27 million dollar (or 17.2 percent) cut to the Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) at CDC.

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