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FY17 Appropriations:  On Monday, Congress released its final fiscal year (FY) 2017 Appropriations bill after negotiations were completed over the weekend.  Unfortunately, the Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) at CDC was cut by $5 million.

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FY17 Appropriations: The federal government is currently operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR) until April 28.  Congress is currently on recess until next week, and will have only a few legislative days to complete final FY17 funding when they return.  

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FY17 Appropriations: The federal government is currently operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR) until April 28.  Congress is currently on Easter recess until the last week in April, and will have only a few legislative days to complete final FY17 funding.

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FY17 Appropriations: The Office of Management and Budget has proposed a $17.9 billion spending cut to offset higher proposed defense and border security spending in FY17.  The proposed reductions are spread across nine Appropriations subcommittees that allocate non-defense discretionary (NDD) spending.

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ACA Legislation: On March 6, 2017, the Republican House leadership unveiled their ACA replacement and Medicaid funding structure modification legislation proposal-- the American Health Care Act.  This week, analysis of the Republican plan was released by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

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On March 16th, the Trump Administration released its initial fiscal year (FY) 2018 "skinny budget" proposal, outlining its priorities and vision for federal funding.   This budget proposal includes a $54 billion increase to defense spending and border enforcement with deep cuts in other parts of the budget to offset those increases.  The proposal eliminates the parity between def

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ACA Legislation: On March 6, 2017, the Republican House leadership unveiled their ACA replacement and Medicaid funding structure modification legislation proposal-- the American Health Care Act.

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Nominations: Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee approved the nomination of Seema Verma to become administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), setting up a confirmation vote in the full Senate.  

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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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