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Spending Caps Deal Allows Funding Bills to Move

On August 6, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The White House and Congress reached a deal to raise the federal budget caps for fiscal years 2020 and 2021.  

Aging Services Funding at Risk in Trump Administration 2020 Budget Proposal

On March 19, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

President Trump submitted his administration’s fiscal year 2020 spending proposals to Congress last week – and they did not feature good news for aging services providers and the older adults they serve. 

More Details Released on President’s Proposed Steep HHS Cuts

On February 20, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

After reviewing the proposed budget from President Donald Trump, we have identified several proposals that would have a negative impact on long-term services and supports and one area that LeadingAge Minnesota care center members will embrace. 

FY18 Federal Budget: Good News, Bad News

On February 14, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

President Donald Trump last week signed a $320 billion budget agreement and stop-gap funding through March 23 that ended a blink-and-you-might-have-missed-it government shutdown. There is some good news and bad news for aging services providers: 

Congress Ends 3-Day Government Shutdown with Continuing Resolution

On January 23, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

A three-day government shutdown came to an end on Monday when the Senate advanced a continuing resolution to provide funding for the federal government through Feb. 8.   

Is Time Running Out on a Federal Budget Deal?

On December 19, 2017 by Jodi Boyne

Congress returned to work this week with two important “to do” items on its list -- pass the federal tax reform bill and reach agreement on a budget deal by the end of the week. With anticipated passage of the tax reform bill today, Congress will check one item off the list. However, Republican leaders have yet to overcome two challenges in passing a budget. If they fail to do so by Friday, there could be a government shutdown. 

Congress Lifts Debt Ceiling, Approves Continuing Resolution

On September 13, 2017 by Jodi Boyne

Sometimes it unfortunately takes a natural disaster to bring Congress together. When Congress returned last week, there was an outbreak of bipartisanship to pass an emergency supplemental bill to assist areas devastated by hurricanes. Because the limit on deficit spending would have impeded the emergency assistance, the bill also suspended the debt ceiling and implemented a continuing resolution to keep all federal programs in operation through Dec. 8.  

Federal Budget Request Expected March 14

On February 28, 2017 by Jodi Boyne

President Donald Trump’s first budget request is expected to be delivered to Congress on March 14. The budget is anticipated to mirror the Blueprint for Balance: A Federal Budget for 2017, which recommends cutting federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years. 

Congress Increases Funding for Housing and HCBS

On December 23, 2015 by Jodi Boyne

Some senior housing and home and community-based services programs received higher allocations in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill recently passed by Congress than what was proposed earlier this year. 

Permanent Doc Fix Bill Contains Telehealth Provisions

On April 22, 2015 by Jodi Boyne

The permanent doc fix bill (H.R. 2) approved by Congress contained some provisions for a study of the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring.

Mixed News for Aging Services in President 2016 Budget Proposal

On February 18, 2015 by Jodi Boyne

There was good news for senior housing and the Older Americans Act in President Obama’s 2016 budget, and not so good news in terms of Medicare and Medicaid.

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