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.
This week, the Senate took its first steps towards avoiding a government shutdown by voting on a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that would keep the government open until December 11. A CR needs to be passed by both chambers of Congress and signed by the President by October 1 to keep the federal government open.
Congress returned to Washington, DC this week from the August recess with quite a lot on its plate. This month, Congress will need to either pass 12 Appropriations Bills or a Continuing Resolution before September 30th to keep the government open, and a number of Members of Congress have called for shutting down the federal government unless all federal funding to Planned Parenthood is ha
Hopefully you are aware that the Senate’s FY2016 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) bill currently contains a $32 million cut to the Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) at the CDC. NCSD will be engaging in targeted and increased outreach in the coming weeks to reverse this cut, and to do so, we need the essential information from you, our members:
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.