Advocacy Update

Advocacy Update ~ April 15, 2019

House Votes on Resolution Setting Top Line Spending Amount Spending caps, also known as budget caps, were established in the Budget Control Act of 2011 to limit federal spending and avoid debt. Since then, Congress has voted to lift these spending caps to avoid sequestration, or mandatory cuts to accounts if appropriated funding exceeds the…

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Global Health Security Act Reintroduced in Congress

Washington, DC (April 10, 2019) – Global Health Council welcomes the reintroduction of the Global Health Security Act of 2019 (bill number pending) by U.S. Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH). This bipartisan legislation supports the U.S. commitment to elevating global health security and the Global Health Security Agenda, an international partnership that works…

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Advocacy Update Webinar ~ March 29, 2019

Webinar Resources View full recording above Review PowerPoint Presentation View full FY2020 funding chart Access our Global Health Briefing Book Use GHC’s talking points Follow GHC on Twitter: @GlobalHealthOrg  

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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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