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Progress Reported on FY 2014 Labor, HHS Appropriations Bill
Reports indicate that congressional appropriators are making progress on finalizing a FY 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill – the first since 2011! This bill reportedly sets final program FY 2014 program levels and makes partial restoration of the sequester cuts for some programs, although no details are public yet. Congress has until Jan. 15 to pass appropriations bills before expiration of the current continuing resolution. We’ll share details as soon as we have them.

Reminder – Plan Now to Visit Your Elected Officials During the AMCHP Annual Conference
Now is the time to make appointments and plans to visit your elected representatives during the AMCHP Annual Conference. Now more than ever, policymakers need to hear directly from constituents about the importance of the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant. We will make Title V funding fact sheets, talking points, and state profiles available at registration, and will conduct an on-site briefing to convey the latest on the federal budget landscape during the annual conference. If you need any assistance making appointments or have any questions, please contact Brent Ewig, director of policy, at 202-266-3041 or