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NCSD Federal Policy Update - June 1, 2012

It has been reported that the Senate's Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee will markup its fiscal year (FY) 2013 appropriations bill on Tuesday, June 12 with a full committee markup of the bill on Thursday, June 14. This is the bill that contains most federal health funding, including funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As reported in previous NCSD Weekly Updates, the Senate Appropriations Committee’s top line funding number is higher than House’s top line number. As a result, it is expected that the Senate will have higher levels of funding in its LHHS appropriations bill than the House. NCSD will keep you updated on the outcome of this markup.

Additionally, this week, the House of Representatives this week backed off its previous threats to eliminate the Prevention and Public Health Fund to pay for the Interest Rate Reduction Act. In a letter to President Obama, Republican leaders in both the House and the Senate said that while they believe in their approach, they “are open to solutions that we have all supported in the past.”

If you have any questions, please reach out to NCSD's Manager, Policy and Communications, Stephanie Arnold Pang at 202-715-3865 or

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Dear NCSD Members and Partners—

April is just around the corner and that means, STD Awareness Month! To mark STD Awareness Month and raise our collective voices, NCSD has planned a number of activities that create opportunities for you to get engaged!

1. Virtual Hill Day for STD Prevention: April 26th