Advocacy Update

Advocacy Update ~ April 1, 2019

Advocacy Update Webinar On Friday, March 29, the GHC advocacy team hosted its first quarterly Advocacy Update webinar. The purpose of this webinar series is to bring these written updates to life – allowing for more dialogue about current events along with a deeper dive into topics such as the U.S. appropriations process. You can…

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Advocacy Update ~ March 18, 2019

Trump Administration Releases Proposed Budget for FY 2020 On March 11, the Trump administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, and for the third consecutive year, the International Affairs Budget was cut. The budget requests $42.7 billion for the account, a 24% reduction from the $56.1 billion appropriated for FY 2019. The…

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Global Health Council Rejects President’s Budget, Calls for Continued U.S Investments in Global Health and Development Programs

Washington, DC (March 12, 2019) — Yesterday the Trump administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 that contains an over 20 percent decrease in the foreign affairs budget, including a 28 percent cut to global health programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Department of State. Cuts were also…

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Global Health Council Executive Director Loyce Pace Delivers In-Person Testimony on Capitol Hill

In-person Testimony on Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request for Global Health Programs House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Submitted: March 5, 2019 Speaker: Loyce Pace, MPH, President & Executive Director, Global Health Council Date of Public Hearing:  Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 10:00 AM EST Location:  2008 Rayburn House Office…

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Advocacy Update ~ March 4, 2019

Launch of the 2019 Global Health Briefing Book On February 27, over 50 advocates met with 30 key congressional offices for the launch of Global Health Council’s 2019 Global Health Briefing Book, A Guide to U.S. Investments in Global Health: Transforming Communities Worldwide. Following a day of Hill meetings, the global health expo, a showcase of interactive…

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Advocacy Update ~ February 19, 2019

Appropriations Update FY 2019 Spending Package Passed On Thursday, a day before the latest Continuing Resolution was set to expire, Congress passed a spending package that includes the remaining seven appropriations bills and funds the government until September 30, 2019. This bipartisan compromise includes $56.1 billion for the International Affairs Budget, a slight increase of…

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Advocacy Update ~ February 4, 2019

  Government Open Until February 15 After 35 days, the partial government shutdown ended and agencies will remain open until February 15. Within the next two weeks, Congress and the President will need to agree on border security measures to avoid another partial shutdown. Passage of the remaining appropriations bills, including State and Foreign Operations,…

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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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