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Poison Pill Riders Threaten to Derail Budget Talks

House Republican leadership has been angling to release a funding bill to wrap of the remainder of Fiscal Year 2018 all week.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, March 16, 2018


Senate Holds Hearing on 340B Drug Pricing Program That Helps HIV Service Organizations

In recent months, the 340B Drug Pricing Program has garnered a significant amount of attention from members of Congress and from The White House, leading HIV advocates to worry about the potential for legislation and regulations that might affect much needed resources from Ryan White Program clinics, STD clinics, community health centers and safety net hospitals.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, March 16, 2018


Reproductive Health Policy Riders Dampen Hopes for a Year-Long Spending Deal

It is anyone’s guess whether Congress will be able to avoid it’s sixth short-term spending bill in as many months, but if they can’t, it will almost certainly be due to a slew of ideological demands and policy riders imposed by House Republicans and the Trump White House, particularly around women's reproductive health.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, March 09, 2018


Despite Budget Deal, Congress Slow to Make Progress on Appropriations

Sitting 4 weeks out from another fiscal cliff, lawmakers in Congress don’t appear to be in any hurry to fund the federal government for the rest of Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18). Despite passing a substantial, 2-year budget deal earlier this month that lifts spending caps for defense and urgent domestic priorities by nearly $300 billion, Congressional appropriators have yet to determine amongst themselves exactly how to allocate the funds across various priorities.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, February 23, 2018


Better Late Than Never: Congress Approves Budget Deal After Brief Shutdown

After the briefest—and most unnecessary—government shutdown in U.S. history, Congress passed a 2-year budget deal Friday morning to lift spending caps for defense and urgent domestic priorities, provide much needed funding for disaster relief and community health centers, and keep the federal government open for another 6 weeks while appropriators in Congress continue work on a long-term spending bill.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, February 09, 2018


Another Month, Another Short-Term Spending Bill For Congress

Once again, Congress is less than a week away from allowing the federal government to run out of money. Again, all signs are pointing towards a scramble by Republican leadership in the House and Senate to round up the votes they need to keep the lights on at the Capitol with another continuing resolution (CR). If this feels like Groundhog’s Day to you, it might be because it is Groundhog’s day today, or because this could be the fifth time in five months that Congress has kicked the can down the road with a short-term spending bill instead of completing a budget funding bill for the Fiscal Year 2018.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, February 02, 2018


As a Government Shutdown Nears, HIV Advocates Prepare For Furloughs

For the fourth time in as many months, Congress is in danger of failing to fund the federal government and once again finds itself standing on the precipice of a government shutdown. In the previous three instances, the Republican leadership in the House and Senate have won the support of their GOP colleagues and a smattering of Democrats by pushing short-term funding extensions designed to keep the government open long enough to negotiate a year-long spending package. However, after watching GOP leadership repeatedly kick the budgetary can down the road and after a disastrous meeting on immigration with President Trump last week, Senate Democrats and a few Senate Republicans appear poised to say enough.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, January 19, 2018


Another Stalemate & Possible Shutdown Loom Over Congress

At the start of 2017, Congressional Republicans laid out an ambitious conservative agenda. In their “200 Day Plan”, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled an extensive to-do list. Fast-Forward to the start of 2018 and the GOP has only fulfilled one of these goals—narrowly passing their tax cut legislation in December—and it doesn’t look like they’ll be able to make much headway on the rest of their to-do-list this year.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, January 12, 2018


Congress Passes Another Continuing Resolution, Funding the Government Until Jan 19th

Congress has again managed to scrape together a bill to avoid a government shutdown at the very last minute, with Senators voting 66-32 to approve the roughly four-week continuing resolution. With last night’s passage of Congress’ third short term funding deal which also averts “pay-go,” a rule requiring that Congress pay for its measures or cut spending, the government will stay open through Jan. 19.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 22, 2017


Our Top Blogs and Articles from 2017

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Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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