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December 2017
POLICY & ADVOCACY
Federal Funding Update

Congress approved a second Continuing Resolution in early December to keep the federal government running through December 22. This buys lawmakers more time to come up with a bipartisan budget agreement that averts across the board sequestration cuts and ensures increased spending caps that Congress must have in order to pass a separate FY2018 funding bill for all federal programs.

IDSA and HIVMA will continue to fight for deeper investments in federal ID and HIV program funding at the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the State Department, for the rest of this year and beyond. Congress needs to hear from their constituents about the importance of ID/HIV funding and we encourage you to add your voice to our collective efforts.

A third Continuing Resolution through December 30 is expected, to which Congress may attach the overdue renewal of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides healthcare coverage to 8.9 million children. Alternatively, reauthorization of the program may come at the expense of the much-needed Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF). House-passed legislation would reauthorize CHIP and other valuable programs including the Community Health Centers program and the National Health Service Corps by using 75 percent of funding from the PPHF. The PPHF provides more than 12 percent of the CDC’s funding, and essential support for the Section 317 immunization Program, epidemiology and laboratory capacity efforts, and activities to address healthcare associated infections. Preserving the PPHF is critical to fighting infectious diseases and we will continue to advocate in support of the Fund.

IDSA is also following the Trump Administration’s third hurricane supplemental funding proposal, which was recently submitted to Congress, as we continue to advocate for additional resources to address areas hard-hit by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, particularly in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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