Advocacy Update

Advocacy Update ~ June 3, 2019

U.S. Appropriations Update House Appropriations Committee Marks Up SFOPs bill In mid-May, the House Appropriations Committee marked up the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs (SFOPs) bill, moving it a step closer to a vote on the House floor. The bill provides $54.6 billion for SFOPs with a breakdown of $48.4 billion in base funding…

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WHA Resolution on WASH in Health Care Facilities

One of the agenda items that Member States will take up at WHA is to address the lack of adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities in low- and middle-income countries. In the first-ever global estimates for WASH in health care facilities released by the WHO-UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme In April, showed…

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Advocacy Update ~ May 13, 2019

FY 2020 Appropriations It has been a busy two weeks on Capitol Hill as the House began work on Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations bills, including State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPs) and Labor, Health and Human Services and Related Programs (LHHS), and released the 302(b) allocations, which set the spending levels for individual…

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Advocacy Update ~ April 29, 2019

Congress Returns to Capitol Hill Members of Congress return to Capitol Hill today after a two-week recess. Prior to heading home, the House of Representatives passed a deeming resolution setting the topline discretionary spending amount at $1.3 trillion and allowing work on the appropriations bills to begin. House appropriators will begin marking up appropriations bills…

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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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