317 Coalition Legislative Updates

 

August 2016 - CDC Professional Budget Judgement

 

July 2016 Update: House and Senate FY 2017 Appropriations Bills

 

December 2015 - CDC Professional Budget Judgement


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 - Continuing Resolution


The Senate approved a Continuing Resolution (CR), HR 2028, late on December 9, 2016. The bill passed through the Senate with a vote of 61 – 38, and through the House with a vote of 326 – 96. The CR will keep the federal government operating through April 28, 2017. The bill was signed into law by the President on December 10. The bill text is available here.

 

Under the CR, all agencies are subject to a 0.1901 percent cut across the board to reach previously agreed budget targets. Based on the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, the CR provides the FDA with an additional $20 million, the NIH with an additional $352 million, and $500 million in state grants to supplement current opioid abuse prevention and treatment activities. The bill also provides $170 million to aid Flint in addressing its water crisis.

 

The Section 317 Program was not mentioned in the CR text and will be continue to be funded at the FY2016 level of $610 million, minus the 0.1901% cut.

 

Rep. Tom Cole, Chairman of the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, said that trying to finish fiscal 2017 appropriations by next April will be difficult, and was disappointed with the decision for a long-term CR.