Congressional Budget Negotiators Reach Deal, POLITICO Outlines Global Health Funding In Bill

POLITICO: What’s in the funding deal for health care
“…Congressional negotiators posted the text of a border security compromise late Wednesday night that would stave off a partial government shutdown at week’s end. The bill would fund nine out of 15 federal departments through Sept. 30 and provide $1.4 billion for 55 miles of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. … According to a summary provided by congressional negotiators, the bill includes: … $5.7 billion in funding for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, an increase of $50 million above the FY 2018 enacted level. $3.1 billion for global health programs, which includes $575 million for family planning programs and $302 million to fight tuberculosis, among other priorities…” (Diamond et al., 2/14).

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