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GHTC Blog Reviews Recent Congressional Actions With Global Health Implications

In this post on the Global Health Technologies Coalition’s (GHTC) “Breakthroughs” blog, GHTC Senior Policy Associate Ashley Bennett reviews recent action “on the federal budget and other pieces of legislation that could have implications for global health research and development (R&D)” and discusses “what the next several weeks could bring.” She says that the Supreme Court’s Friday decision on the Affordable Care Act, “as well as the rapidly heightening politics surrounding the presidential campaign, could affect progress on finalizing a FY 2013 budget and securing a deal to avoid total sequestration,” and she concludes, “With everything that Congress needs to complete before the end of the calendar year, we may know the election result before we know next year’s final funding levels for key global health R&D programs” (6/28).