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.
This week, as part of our leadership on federal STD prevention funding, NCSD led a Coalition Letter signed by 120 other organizations asking Congress to fund the Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the highest level possible and reject the devastating 20 percent cut proposed in the Senate Committee's bill.
Last week, Congress passed and President Obama signed into Law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, a legislative budget deal that raised the debt ceiling until March 5, 2017 and increased the budget caps by increasing discretionary spending by $80 million over two years.
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.