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Nominations:  Last week, the nomination of Representative Tom Price (R-GA) to lead the Department of Health and Human Services was confirmed by the Senate.

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Health and Human Services Secretary Nomination:  This week, the nomination of Representative Tom Price (R-GA) to lead the Department of Health and Human Services was confirmed by the Senate.

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Health and Human Services Secretary Nomination:  This week, the nomination of Representative Tom Price (R-GA)  to lead the Department of Health and Human Services was advanced by the Senate Finance Committee.  Democrats boycotted the hearing, at which the Committee temporarily disabled a committee rule that require

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Affordable Care Act Repeal: This week, key Congressional leaders stated that legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act is unlikely to be reported from the committees of jurisdiction until mid-to late February.

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Last week, by a vote of 227-198, the House adopted a budget resolution aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The budget document (S Con Res 3)  includes instructions for the budget reconciliation process, which would allow Republicans to avoid a filibuster in the Senate and repeal parts of the health care law with a simple 51-vote majority in that chamber.

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This week, the Senate passed its fiscal year (FY) 2017 Budget Resolution, which includes a process-- called budget reconciliation-- that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through separate legislation at a later date.

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As mentioned in previous NCSD Federal Policy Updates, Congress is currently on recess until after Labor Day.  Earlier this summer, Members of Congress had worked on an emergency funding package to address the Zika virus.  Both chambers of Congress passed Zika emergency funding bi

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This week, the full House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee marked up their fiscal year (FY) Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations bill.

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This week, the House of Representatives’ Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee marked up their fiscal year (FY) 2017 LHHS Appropriations bill.  The full draft bill can be found here.  This bill flat-funds the National Center for HI

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Highlighted Resources

Third Trimester ScreeningNCSD has published a resource on Third Trimester Screening for Syphilis and HIV.

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NCSD has published a resource on Third Trimester Screening for Syphilis and HIV. This resource details the importance of screening during pregnancy, and lays out some current state policy trends regarding third trimester syphilis screening.

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