With Election Day behind us, work with continue in earnest to prepare for the Lame Duck session of Congress, which needs to, among other things, pass fiscal year (FY) 2015 funding. This current Continuing Resolution (CR) expires on December 11, so Congress will either need to pass another CR or a full year funding bill by then.
As work has been going on behind the scenes on final FY 2015 funding while Congress has been on recess for the Election, NCSD has also joined a number of coalition letters to Congress and the Administration supporting funding priorities for FY 2015. This week, NCSD joined letters regarding HIV and STD prevention and care funding, sexual health promotion programs, the Division of Adolescen
The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) is continuing its commitment to fight HPV-related (human papillomavirus) disease with the launch of a nationwide survey of safety net STD clinics. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Diseases associated with HPV include genital warts and cervical, anal, and oral-pharyngeal cancer, among others.
This week, the House Appropriations Committee Chair Hal Rogers (R- KY) released a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will keep the government functioning at the current top-line funding level ($1.012 trillion) through December 11.