Viewing: Budget and Spending
March 30, 2020
The President has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), a $2.2 trillion bill largely focused on economic stimulus related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
February 11, 2020
President Trump has proposed a record $4.8 trillion budget for the 2021 fiscal year. The document provides a window into the White House’s policy priorities, although Congress ultimately holds the “power of the purse,” and in fact the Senate Budget Committee chair, Republican Mike Enzi of Wyoming, has already indicated that he won’t hold a hearing on the Trump budget.
December 18, 2019
Senators Chuck Grassley (R—IA) and Ron Wyden (D—OR), Chair and Ranking Member of the Finance Committee, have introduced an updated version of their prescription drug bill, which includes a permanent reauthorization of Money Follows the Person (MFP). The revised Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019 (PDPRA) now includes a “health extenders” package renewing several health-related programs that Congress must pass before the end of the year to prevent their expiration, and both MFP and spousal impoverishment protections receive a permanent extension in the legislation
April 3, 2017
CMS posts comments received from stakeholders in response to the Request for Information (RFI)
April 3, 2017
Connecticut Governor Malloy announced biennium budget proposal that includes $3.8 million in funding to support the Intellectual Disability (ID) Partnership Initiative.