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Congressional Lame Duck Session Expected to Begin Nov. 13
Congress remains on recess for the 2012 elections today. Once that dust settles, a lame duck session is expected to begin on Nov. 13, allowing just six weeks to seek a solution to the pending sequestration automatic budget cuts and other pressing fiscal cliff business. AMCHP continues to press policymakers to use a balanced approach that recognizes the deep cuts non-defense discretionary programs have already contributed to deficit reduction. As a reminder, the AMCHP sequestration web hub is available here.

AMCHP Hosting Post Election Teleconference on Nov. 13
AMCHP members are invited to participate in a post-election teleconference on Tuesday Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. EST. We plan to provide an initial analysis on the potential impact of the election results on future MCH program funding and health reform implementation, as well as updates on other related federal budget developments. As always, we will do Q&A and want to seek your input on how we can adapt our key messages and strategies to the new environment. Click here to view the AMCHP federal budget update fact sheet for background information. We hope you will join us for this important update and dialogue. Click here to RSVP. To join the call dial 1-800-757-8529. Since this is a MEMBER-ONLY call so please do not forward this e-mail. We look forward to talking with you soon!