US Updates Senators Call on Trump Administration to Immediately Fill Global Health Security Position A group of 27 Senators sent a letter to Robert O’Brien, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs requesting they appoint a qualified, dedicated, senior global health security expert to the White House’s National Security Council to address and coordinate…

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US Updates President Trump Releases Proposed FY2021 Budget Yesterday, the Trump Administration released its budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. Here is the link to the full budget appendix, as well as the State Department’s Congressional Budget Justification. GHC’s statement can be found here. Our fully updated budget table is available here. Meeting to be…

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Washington, DC (February 10, 2020) – The Trump Administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 earlier today, which contains a 22% decrease in the international affairs budget, including a 34% cut to global health programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Department of State. Cuts were also proposed for…

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Senate Passes Resolution on Nutrition On January 15, the Senate passed S. Res. 260, a resolution recognizing the importance of sustained United States leadership to accelerating global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and supporting the commitment of the United States Agency for International Development to reducing global malnutrition through the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy. HFAC…

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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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