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This week, Congress passed a fiscal year (FY) 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill that keeps the government open until October 1, 2014.  This bill partly offsets some the drastic sequestration cuts felt by most programs last year.  This bill is now being sent to President Obama, who is

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Since the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 before the Holidays, Congress has been working on writing appropriations bills to fund the government for the remaind

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This week, the Senate passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, the budget conference deal that was announced last week by U.S.

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This week, House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) announced a budget deal that replaces a portion of the sequester cuts for fiscal year (FY) 2014 and FY2015 and also sets top-line federal funding numbers for those two years.  This deal likely averts another government shutdown in January.  

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On Wednesday, October 30 the NCSD Policy Team attending a hearing held by the District of Columbia Committee on Health on the Expedited Partner Therapy Act of 2013

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Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted a Continuing Resolution

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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Sexually transmitted disease (STD) programs do an enormous amount of work to protect the public’s health with continually declining resources. There are many opportunities associated with the evolution of health care in the United States.

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The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) are pleased to launch “Addressing Stigma: A Blueprint for HIV/STD Prevention and Care Outcomes for Black and L

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The National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH) is pleased to announce the release of a new, easy-to-use guide and website, Take Charge of Your Sexual Health: What you nee

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