317 Coalition Legislative Updates


November 2015 Appropriations Update

 

September 2015 Appropriations Update

 

April 2015 Budget Request Update

 

February 2015 Budget Request Update

 

December 2014 Update - FY 2015 Omnibus

 

September 2014 Update

 

FY 2015 draft Senate Labor-HHS-ED Report Language

 

July 2014 Update

 

June 2014 Update

 

May 2014 Update

April 2014 Update

January 2014 Update



Legislative Update March 10, 2016


FY 2017 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Immunization

 

Program

FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017 President's Budget

 

FY 2017 Coalition Request

CDC Section 317 Immunization Program

$610,847

$610,847

$560,508

$650,000

(Dollars in Thousands)

 

President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act into law in November of 2015: a two-year budget deal that raises the sequester-level spending caps for FY 2016 and FY 2017 by a combined $80 billion. The Labor-HHS-ED appropriations bill, the largest non-defense discretionary bill, received a final allocation of $162.1 billion, $5.4 billion above the FY 2015 level.   It also includes a "clean" suspension of the debt limit until March 2017, after the presidential election.

 

Soon after, in December of 2015, Congress passed a budget, the FY16 “Omnibus”, with $518 billion in non-defense discretionary spending, raised from $493 billion. As always, the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill was one of the most difficult to negotiate, facing deliberations over high-profile policy riders such as those pertaining to Planned Parenthood, NLRB rules and gun control research.  However, under the leadership of the two new Subcommittee Chairs, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), both the House and Senate Appropriations Committee approved their respective Labor-HHS-ED bills this summer, something that had not happened in six years.  The FY 2016 budget allocated $7.2 billion for the CDC, an increase of $300 million above the FY 2015 program level.  The CDC 317 Immunization Program was funded at $610,847,000.  This is a restoration of the $50 million cut proposed by the President to the program in FY 2016.

 

The President's Budget for FY 2017, the last of Obama's administration, was released in February of 2016. It proposed a $50 million cut to the 317 Program, which would fund it at $560,508,000. This spring, The 317 Coalition has proposed report language and has circulated a Dear Colleague letter among the Senate. The Coalition will continue to meet with members of the Appropriations Committees in support of a restoration of the proposed cut, and an increase in funding to $650 million. We have also engaged with partner stakeholder groups to ensure the increased funding level for the 317 program is among their requests to key Congressional offices.