Current Funding Bill Expires Friday, March 23, Outlook Unclear
The federal government is operating under a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that expires this Friday (March 23) at midnight. To avoid a government shutdown, Congress will need to pass another government spending bill by then. Congress is expected to vote on an omnibus spending bill this week that would fund the federal government through the end of fiscal year 2018. However, if Congress does not pass the omnibus funding bill before Friday's deadline, there could be another government shutdown or Congress might pass another short-term CR to give itself enough time to pass the omnibus bill. We'll know more as the week unfolds and provide updates via Legislative Alerts as appropriate.
U.S. Agency Seeks Comment on Interventions for Tobacco Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Women
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft research plan on interventions for tobacco cessation in adults, including pregnant women. The draft is available for review and public comment until April 11.
Get up to Date on Federal MCH Policy
The next event in the All-Member National MCH Policy Call series will take place Thursday, April 5 from 2-3 p.m. ET.