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News Outlets Examine Foreign Aid-, Health-Related Provisions Of FY16 Omnibus Bill

Devex: How does U.S. foreign aid fare in the omnibus bill?
“…Most analysts expect the [omnibus spending] bill will find enough votes in both the House and Senate chambers to become law. To block the bill at this point would be to send the U.S. government careening towards a shutdown in the middle of the holiday season. As with most appropriations bills in recent memory, aid watchers find in this omnibus package some things to celebrate and others to lament…” (Igoe, 12/17).

Washington Post: Fight against superbugs gets dramatic funding boost under congressional budget plan
“Federal agencies engaged in the battle against deadly superbugs would get their biggest funding increase ever in the congressional spending deal unveiled this week…” (Sun, 12/17).

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