This week, the full Senate took up the fiscal year (FY) 2013 Continuing Resolution (CR). As outlined in last week’s NCSD Federal Policy Update, there was a movement in the Senate to add additional funding bills into the package instead of straight continui
As stated in last week’s NCSD Federal Policy Update, sequestration, a series of across-the-board cuts that will effect a majority of federal government spending, went into effect last Friday, March 1st . Late last Friday, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the
Well, everyone, it’s March 1—the deadline for the start of sequestration cuts. As a reminder, sequestration is a series of across the board cuts to federal programs beginning today that was first set up as a result of the 2011 Budget and Control Act.
This week NCSD joined 42 other sexual health organizations in sending a letter to Congress urging them to support a balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not include further cuts to discretionary programs. This letter focuses specifically on sexual and reproductive health programs that would be deeply impacted by sequester and further budget debates. NCSD had a strong han
This week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would suspend the debt ceiling until the middle of May. Under the proposal, the Treasury Department would be permitted to ignore the $16.4 trillion cap on government borrowing, running up additional debt to pay the nation's bills through May 18. After the May deadline, the Treasury Department could begin using extraordinary
As part of NCSD's continued leadership sounding the alarm on the rise of multi-drug resistant gonorrhea and to highlight the importance of STD programs, Bill Smith, NCSD's Executive Director, testified earlier today in front of a panel of experts at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the issue of the growing antibiotic resistance of the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
On Tuesday evening both the US House and Senate passed legislation to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. The deal postponed $110 Billion in yearly federal spending cuts and prevented a return to the pre-Bush tax rates for many Americans.
Congress has returned to Washington DC this week post-election and is facing mounting pressure to address the impending “fiscal cliff”-- the now oft-used term to refer to a number of budget items that will all come to a head in January if current law is not changed: the impending sequestration across-the-board cuts, the expiring Bush-era tax cuts, as well as a number of other expiring tax cuts
NCSD continues our membership conference call series- "It's Your Call." "It's Your Call" is a venue for members to discuss pertinent topics and subject matter of your choosing in a forum that fosters discussion and sharing among peers.