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Congress Passes Short-Term Funding Bill; February 18 Deadline - 12/3/21

  • 1.  Congress Passes Short-Term Funding Bill; February 18 Deadline - 12/3/21

    National Council Staff
    Posted 12-03-2021 09:17
    Dear Association Executives - Last night, the House and Senate each approved a short-term funding measure, staving off a government shutdown and level-funding government programs through February 18, 2022. The final legislation included 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. The stopgap measure does not address looming spending cuts to Medicare programs resulting from the American Rescue Plan's budgetary impact. The bill now heads to the White House where President Biden is expected to sign it into law today.

    On Capitol Hill, attention now turns to FY2022 spending deals, debt ceiling negotiations and Senate modifications and consideration of the Build Back Better Act. We will continue to keep you updated with the latest as information becomes available.

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Best,

    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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