Advocacy Update

Advocacy Update ~ January 22, 2019

Government Shutdown The government has been in a partial shutdown since December 22, now the longest shutdown in history. In an attempt to reopen the government, House Democrats, now in control of the House, have introduced spending bills similar in funding levels and language that the Senate agreed o in the previous Congress. However, Senate…

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Advocacy Update ~ December 21, 2018

Updates from the Lame Duck Session FY 2019 Appropriations Congress is running out of time to keep the government open beyond today, when the current continuing resolution (CR) expires. The major sticking point in passing the remaining seven appropriations bills, including State and Foreign Operations, continues to be funding for the administration’s proposed border wall.…

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Advocacy Update ~ October 22, 2018

This blog post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy and Advocacy, and Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate at Global Health Council. Appropriations Update Congress is in recess until after the midterm elections in November. During the lame duck session, Congress will continue work on the remaining Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriations bills, including State and Foreign…

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Advocacy Update ~ October 9, 2018

This post was written by Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate, and Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy. Appropriations Update Determined to get the appropriations process back on track this year, Congress passed and the President signed five of the 12 appropriations bills before the end of the Fiscal Year (FY) on September 30. On September…

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Advocacy Update ~ September 24, 2018

This post was written by Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate, and Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy. Appropriations Update FY 2019 and the end of the fiscal year In the last few days of the fiscal year (FY), which ends on September 30, Congress is working to pass remaining FY 2019 spending bills packaged as “minibuses”…

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Advocacy Update ~ September 10, 2018

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy, and Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate. OMB Rescinds Prospective Rescissions Package After considerable push-back, the administration did not send a newly proposed rescissions package to Congress. The package was expected to target appropriated but unobligated funding from the International Affairs budget. Although global health programs…

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Advocacy Update ~ August 20, 2018

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy, and Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Reauthorization Bill On August 3, Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), with Ed Royce (R-CA), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Karen Bass (D-CA) as additional cosponsors, introduced the…

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Advocacy Update ~ July 16, 2018

This post was written by the GHC Advocacy Team. Senate and House Appropriations Committees Release LHHS Bills Both the Senate and House Appropriations committees marked up their respective Labor, Health and Human Services and Education bills (LHHS) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, which includes funding for global health programs at the Centers for Disease Control…

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Advocacy Update ~ June 25, 2018

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy and Advocacy and Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate. FY 2019 Bills Marked Up, Senate Rejects Rescissions, Green Testifies, and Reorganization  It was busy on Capitol Hill last week with the release of the State and Foreign Operations bills in both the House and the Senate, a…

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Advocacy Update ~ June 11, 2018

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager, and Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate. White House Withdraws Ebola Rescission Early last week, the White House made a number of modifications to its proposed rescission package, including a removal of the rescission of $252 million in remaining unobligated Ebola response funding. The modifications…

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