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House Appropriators Reach Tentative Short-Term Deal Funding Bill; February 18 Deadline - 12/2/21

  • 1.  House Appropriators Reach Tentative Short-Term Deal Funding Bill; February 18 Deadline - 12/2/21

    National Council Staff
    Posted 12-02-2021 16:36
    Dear Association Executives - Today, House appropriators reached a tentative agreement to extend level-funding for government programs through February 18, 2022. The current continuing resolution is set to expire Friday, December 3. At the time of this writing, the House is still debating the measure and is expected to vote sometime in the next several hours. The stopgap measure extends several expiring authorizations (more below) but does not address looming spending cuts to Medicare programs resulting from the American Rescue Plan's budgetary impact. The House and Senate would need to vote on this measure prior to tomorrow night to avoid any government shutdown.

    Two provisions of note: The legislation includes two policy provisions of importance to National Council members: first, it extends the temporary classification of fentanyl as a Schedule 1 drug through the new deadline of Feb. 18 and second, would extend enhanced Medicaid funding for the territories, excluding Puerto Rico.

    What's Next: While Congressional leadership is confident that the CR will clear both chambers, a brief weekend shutdown cannot be ruled out at this point. Reports from Capitol Hill suggest disagreements with the Biden administration's federal vaccine mandates could delay votes by tomorrow's deadline. This issue could also place a pressure point on broader FY2022 spending talks, as both Democrats and Republicans still remain far apart on a topline deal.

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Michael

    Michael Petruzzelli
    Director, Federal Policy and Advocacy
    National Council for Mental Wellbeing
    Direct: (202) 774-1660


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    Neal Comstock
    Director of Membership
    National Council
    NealC@TheNationalCouncil.org
    202 748-8793
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  • 2.  RE: House Appropriators Reach Tentative Short-Term Deal Funding Bill; February 18 Deadline - 12/2/21

    Posted 12-02-2021 17:46
    Thank you, Neal!
    Shelly

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    Shelly Chandler
    CEO
    Iowa Association of Community Providers
    Des Moines, IA
    515-270-9495 ext. 203
    515-554-1760 (mobile)
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