Congress Completing Final Continuing Resolution for FY2011

Congress Completing Final Continuing Resolution for FY2011

 Late last week, an agreement was reached that would continue to fund the federal government through the end of FY11 and another week-long continuing resolution was passed in the last hour before a government shutdown allowing time for Congress to pass a bill to implement the budget deal.  Both the House & Senate passed  the bill, HR1473, Thursday with a 260-167 vote in the House and an 81-19 vote in the Senate. 

The health center program is cut $600 million in the annual discretionary.  Combining that with $1 billion of mandatory spending from a Health Center fund for FY11 established in last year's health reform package, the program has net increase of $400M from FY10 discretionary funding.  Existing health centers are expected to be sustained without service cuts; however, the ability to allow for NAP or Expanded Services awards is uncertain.

 

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Historic Spending Cuts Centerpiece of Final CR for FY11