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Legislative Alert: Congress Posts Funding Bill

Thursday, December 11, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Includes increase for Chronic Disease and Health Promotion at CDC

Congress posted a final FY 2015labor-HHS spending package that includes an increase for CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion activities and provides funding through September 30, 2015.

Proposed Appropriations Act 2015 as released 12/10/14
(in thousands)

FY 2014

FY 2015

Final

Final Bill

Final Bill

Enacted

Request

Bill

vs. FY 2014

vs. Request

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

$   711,650

$  608,253

$   747,220

$    35,570

$ 138,967

Prevention and Public Health Fund

$   460,000

$  469,704

$   452,000

$    (8,000)

$ (17,704)

Subtotal

$1,157,650

$1,077,957

$ 1,199,220

$    41,570

$ 121,263

 

To see a chart of all accounts, gohere, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention programs start on page 135 (hand numbered page 131).

In a bill that provides largely flat funding for most domestic programs, this small increase is welcome news and evidence that advocating for prevention and amelioration of the burden of chronic diseases is being heard.

Both the House and Senate need to vote to approve this bill in the next few days. Early indications are that it is expected to pass, although another very short-term continuing resolution may be necessary to allow enough time for consideration, and other unforeseen snags are possible. If this does not happen, then another government shutdown would occur.

Please feel free to contact DHPE staff Donna Nichols (dnichols@dhpe.org) with any questions.Thanks for all you do to improve the nation’s health.

Sincerely,

DHPE

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