Advocacy Update

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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Advocacy Update ~ May 21, 2018

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager, and Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate. The following advocacy update was written May 21. A few additional highlights: 1.) The rescission package has stalled in the House. There do not seem to be enough votes to pass the legislation in its current form. The…

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Advocacy Update ~ May 7, 2018

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager, and Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate. White House to Send Rescission Proposal to Capitol Hill The White House is expected to send a “special message” to Capitol Hill today with its “first round” of proposed rescissions. This first package is expected to rescind, or…

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Advocacy Update ~ April 23, 2018

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager, and Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate. Changes Announced at USAID In early April, USAID unveiled a proposed reorganization of the agency designed to support Administrator Mark Green’s mission to end the need for foreign assistance. The plan is the latest step in the “redesign,” now…

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Advocacy Update ~ April 9, 2018

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager, and Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate. The past two weeks were relatively quiet on Capitol Hill as Congress was in recess. Below are items that we are tracking: Possible Rescission package President Trump and Republicans are in discussions to force a vote on a package…

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