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.
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.
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.
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
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
As noted in last week’s NCSD Federal Policy Update, the Senate marked up the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Labor, Health, and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations Bill in subcommittee and full committee this week.
Next Tuesday, June 7th, the Senate’s Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee will mark-up their fiscal year (FY) 2017 appropriations bill. The LHHS bill is the bill that funds all of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The FY17 LHHS bill will then be marked up in the full Senate Committee on Thursday, June 9th.