Budget & Appropriations/Health Care – Congress Returns This Week

On April 25, Congress will return after its April recess and will resume negotiations on a plan to fund most of the federal government past April 28 when the current funding measure expires. Current stumbling blocks are funding for Planned Parenthood and the wall on the border with Mexico. The House may resume negotiations on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the measure that would repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and make dramatic cuts to the Medicaid program. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has indicated that the AHCA bill will not be brought to a vote in the House until enough votes are secured for it to pass. The Arc will continue to monitor Congress’s activity and keep our constituents up to date on important events.

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