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President Signs FY18 Omnibus Bill

On March 23, 2018, the President signed the FY 2018 Omnibus bill, which provides funding for the U.S. government through the rest of the 2018 fiscal year including for U.S. global health programs. Key highlights from the bills are as follows (see table for additional detail): Funding provided to the…

White House Releases FY 2019 Budget Request

The White House released its FY 2019 budget request to Congress on February 12, 2018, which includes significant cuts to global health programs compared to FY 2017 enacted levels (the overall levels in the request are similar to the FY 2018 budget request). Key highlights are as follows (see table for…

White House Releases FY18 Budget Request

The White House released its FY 2018 budget request to Congress on May 23, 2017, which includes significant cuts to global health funding. It seeks to shift the U.S. approach to development, stating that, the request “prioritizes and focuses foreign assistance in regions and on programs that advance U.S. national…

Congress Releases FY17 Omnibus

On May 1, 2017, Congress released the FY 2017 Omnibus bill (and explanatory statements), which provides funding for the U.S. government through the rest of the fiscal year including for U.S. global health programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of State, and the Centers for…

U.S. Global Health Funding in Draft FY18 Budget Request

As reported in Foreign Policy, a draft of the Trump administration’s FY18 budget request for the State Department and USAID, expected to be submitted in full to Congress in May, proposes significant cuts to global health funding. According to a document obtained by Foreign Policy, funding for global health programs…

White House Submits FY17 Reduction Options to Congress

The White House submitted proposed cuts for FY17 to Congress on March 24, 2017. These proposed cuts would be used to offset the Administration’s FY17 supplemental funding request, which was included in its FY18 “skinny budget” request released on March 16, 2017 (see Table 4 in the budget blueprint) that…