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September 19, 2019 | Daily News

The House on Thursday (Sept. 19) passed a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government through Nov. 21 and avert a government shutdown Oct. 1, and the Senate reportedly will take up the CR next week.

September 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday (Sept. 19) passed a bill that would give FDA an $80 million funding boost in fiscal 2020, with substantial investments in the agency’s medical countermeasures initiatives, pathogen reduction efforts, compounding oversight, food safety and outbreak prevention, cannabidiol activities and infrastructure maintenance.

September 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Senate Appropriations agriculture subcommittee passed a fiscal 2020 funding bill Tuesday (Sept. 17) that would give FDA an $80 million increase over fiscal 2019 levels, with substantial investments in the agency’s medical countermeasures initiatives, pathogen reduction efforts, compounding oversight, food safety and outbreak prevention, cannabidiol activities and infrastructure maintenance.

September 16, 2019 | Daily News

A major increase in FDA’s budget sought by the House may be slipping out of the agency’s reach due the strong likelihood the government will start fiscal 2020 under a continuing resolution, new hurdles to Senate passage of individual spending bills, and pressure on the House to ratchet back its non-defense spending targets to the meet Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 budget ceiling.

August 01, 2019 | Daily News

Bipartisan lawmakers from both chambers of Congress applauded as the Senate passed a budget deal on Thursday (Aug. 1) that would raise government spending limits and suspend a debt ceiling until 2021.

July 23, 2019 | Daily News

The budget and debt ceiling deal reached by Congress and the White House extends sequestration on Medicare through 2029 to help pay for higher budget caps on FDA and other nondefense agencies -- a move the Congressional Budget Office says will increase spending by around 2% for most Medicare benefits through September 2027.

July 23, 2019 | Daily News

An FDA expert said the two-year deal reached by Congress and the White House on Monday (July 22) to raise the government’s budget caps is good for FDA in that it moves Congress closer to passing a 6% funding increase for the agency for fiscal 2020.

June 17, 2019 | Daily News

The House on Thursday (June 13) voted to add an amendment to its fiscal 2020 HHS funding bill that would increase funding for Graduate Medical Education by $5 million and pay for that by cutting Department of Education funding.

June 03, 2019 | Daily News

Days before the House Appropriations Committee is set to mark up an FDA funding bill, an expert on the agency’s budget process said there are plenty of challenges looming ahead that could sink the $184 million increase that House lawmakers propose in the bill.

May 24, 2019 | Daily News

FDA’s drug center would receive an approximate $50 million increase in budget authority over fiscal 2019 levels under the 2020 funding bill passed by the House Appropriations agriculture subcommittee on Thursday (May 23), according to a preliminary analysis by the Alliance for a Stronger FDA.

May 23, 2019 | Daily News

The House Appropriations agriculture subcommittee on Thursday (May 23) voted to send a fiscal 2020 funding bill that would give FDA a $184 million increase over its fiscal 2019 levels to the full committee.

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

FDA will kick off the start of a conversation with stakeholders on reforming dietary supplement law with a public meeting May 16, agency chief Scott Gottlieb tweeted Tuesday (March 19).

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

FDA will kick off the start of a conversation with stakeholders on reforming dietary supplement law with a public meeting May 16, agency chief Scott Gottlieb tweeted Tuesday (March 19).

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he will testify before Congress in support of FDA’s 2020 budget on April 3, before leaving the agency two days later.

March 18, 2019 | Daily News

CMS’ fiscal 2020 budget includes no funding authority for exchange operations, but does request a legislative proposal that would allow the agency to use exchange “user fees” collected from issuers participating in exchanges that use the federal platform for all exchange-related operations.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

HHS Secretary Alex Azar defended President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget proposal to mandate uniform Medicaid work requirements nationwide, telling the House Energy & Commerce health subcommittee on Tuesday (March 12) that individuals who are employed are healthier, a claim rejected by House Democrats.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget includes a wide-ranging collection of Medicare proposals that the administration says would add eight years to the solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund, including reducing bad debt and uncompensated care payments to hospitals, moving closer to site-neutral payments among providers and creating a primary care pay bump by cutting reimbursement for other physician services.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

The White House’s fiscal 2020 skinny budget released Monday (March 11) increases focus on FDA-related proposals that the administration believes could help lower drug costs by increasing competition.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Trump administration is doubling down on some of its most controversial Medicaid policies by proposing in its 2020 budget to impose mandatory work requirements, make it easier for states to eliminate non-emergency medical transportation, and allow higher copayments when beneficiaries seek non-emergency care at the emergency room.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Trump administration’s 2020 budget includes more than two dozen recommendations for lowering prescription drug prices, including new ideas to punish drug makers for pay-for-delay settlements and to prohibit companies from using authorized generics to game Medicaid rebates.

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