GHC Updated FY20 Appropriations Chart Be sure to check out GHC’s  appropriations breakdown to learn more about the funding levels for specific global health accounts. Our U.S. Appropriations Funding Chart, broken down by budget line can be found here.  NTDs Legislation Passes as Part of FY20 Appropriations H.R. 3460: The End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act,…

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On December 20, Congress approved a $1.4 trillion spending package which President Trump signed into law –  avoiding a shutdown of the federal government and funding the government through September 30, 2020. There were several wins for global health, including: Global health programs at the Department of State and USAID received a 2.9% increase. 6.7% increase…

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Congressional Update Resolution Introduced in Support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Congress recently passed resolutions in both the House (H.Res. 517) and the Senate (S.Res. 318) declaring the body’s support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Senator Risch and Representative Engel led the efforts in both…

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Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Agreement Reached On November 21, President Trump signed into law a bipartisan Continuing Resolution (CR) that keeps the government open through December 20. This stopgap bill funds programs at 2019 levels and temporarily extends several authorities including $20 million to be made available for Ebola preparedness and response activities. Both House…

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Senate Foreign Relations Hearing on Nomination of Alma Golden for Assistant Administrator for Global Health On October 31, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held a hearing on Alma Golden’s nomination to be Assistant Administrator for Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). While committee attendance at the hearing was low, Senators…

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Still No Deal on FY 2020 Appropriations The House and the Senate continued discussions last week on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations bills, hoping to reach a compromise on topline (302(b)) allocations for each of the individual spending bills. Unfortunately, there appears to be no end in sight. Meanwhile last week, the Senate did…

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FY 2020 Appropriations Congress returns from a two week recess today and is expected to ramp up work on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations bills in hopes of finalizing them before the Continuing Resolution (CR) expires on November 21. GHC Co-Hosts Congressional Staff at CDC GHC, along with GHC members American Society for Tropical…

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United Nations Held High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage On September 23, the United Nations hosted a high-level meeting (HLM) focused on Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The HLM was an opportunity to accelerate countries’ actions towards achieving UHC, which is seen as critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. After months of negotiations over the…

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Senate Starts Work on FY 2020 Spending Bills Congress returned to Capitol Hill last week with an eye towards finishing up Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Appropriations. With the House having passed most of the spending bills earlier this year, attention was focused on the Senate. On last week’s schedule was a markup of the Labor,…

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