As you likely heard, a deal was struck this week that funded the government for three months and raised the debt ceiling, thereby re-opening the federal government and avoiding a default on our credit by the federal government.
This week marked the second week of a federal government shutdown. And as we inch closer to the October 17th federal debt ceiling deadline, the first “thaw” came in the current political stalemate. On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that he would offer a temporary debt ceiling increase of six weeks, to continue negotiations over government funding fo
As you have likely heard by now, Congress was unable to come to an agreement on a Continuing Resolution (CR) for fiscal year (FY) 2014 funding by the end of the fiscal year, and at 12:01 on October 1, the federal government shutdown. This is the first shutdown of the federal government in 17 years, since the 21-day shutdown in 1996.
The debate over a short-term funding bill that will keep the government open for the coming months continues in Washington, D.C. As was mentioned in last week’s NCSD Federal Policy Update, much of the current debate centers around funding for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). After some deba
Today, the House of Representative passed a fiscal year 2014 Continuing Resolution (CR) that would keep the government running until December 15. This bill strips all funding from the Affordable Care Act and funds the government at essentially its current level ($986 billion). Stripping the funding for the ACA as part of the CR bill is the key difference
NCSD is pleased to announce a new state-based resource—a new factsheet titled “Chlamydia in the South: Raising the Bar for Everyone.” This piece also outlines how, through investments in state STD programs, we can do better on this healt