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.
Historic Spending Cuts Centerpiece of Final CR for FY11
Posted on Thu, April 14, 2011
by Patricia Christensen