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Capitol Correspondence - 05.28.19

House Powering Through its Budget Process

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ANCOR is sharing these items by Politico Pro as an update on a previous article on the Congressional budget process. While our past article focused specifically on funding relevant to Medicaid, because Medicaid is the primary program that covers disability supports, this article covers the remainder of the federal budget bills because disability issues span across all issue areas.

As shared by Politico Pro:

“Markup season is in full swing. The House Appropriations Committee is on track to send eight out of 12 fiscal 2020 spending bills to the floor by week’s end, with Defense and Energy-Water approved Tuesday, plus Commerce-Justice-Science and Interior-Environment teed up for today.”

“A House Appropriations panel today approved a $24.3 billion spending bill for the Agriculture Department and FDA by voice vote, advancing the measure to the full committee.

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A full committee markup has not been scheduled yet, but both chambers are out of session next week for the Memorial Day recess.” [ANCOR Note: the Agriculture Department funds the SNAP program, popularly known as the food stamp program, which people with disabilities rely on for their well-being. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has jurisdiction over electronic shock devices – ANCOR has been urging the FDA to finalize a ban on those devices.]