This last week before the holiday break is shaping up to be a chaotic one. The first order of business will be avoiding another partial government shutdown.
Earlier this month, both the House and Senate passed a two-week continuing resolution (CR) that funds the federal government through December 21. With this date approaching, top lawmakers of both parties were noting last week that a shutdown is possible, if not likely. It is important to note, some spending bills have already been passed by Congress and signed by the President, including the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services and Education.
Approximately 25 percent of the remaining discretionary spending for fiscal 2019 would be affected by a shutdown. Congress must address these funding issues or pass a CR that could run through January, February, May or even later for the remaining seven spending bills. As always, AANP will be monitoring this situation as it moves forward.
There are less than 50 seats remaining for the 2019 AANP Health Policy Conference, and we anticipate that the conference will be in a “sold out” situation soon.
We don’t want you to miss out on the opportunity to hear from fellow NPs and government and industry experts and meet with your members of Congress. If you are planning to attend the conference, we strongly encourage you to register now!