The President signed H.R. 2608 – Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 into law (Public Law #112-36) authorizing appropriations for FY 2012 through November 18, 2011 at a rate that is 1.503% less than the FY 2011 enacted levels.
“Contingency Operations Oversight and Interagency Enhancement Act of 2011″ introduced in Congress includes health components
Representative Russ Carnahan (D-MO, 3rd) introduced the “Contingency Operations Oversight and Interagency Enhancement Act of 2011” (H.R. 3660). The proposed bill would establish the “United States Office for Contingency Operations”, an independent agency reporting to the Department of State and the Department of Defense charged with coordinating U.S. stabilization and reconstruction efforts in foreign countries. The bill would also establish the “Stabilization and Reconstruction Emergency Reserve Fund” for, among other things, the “development of water and sanitation infrastructure, . . . providing food distribution and development of sustained production, . . . [and] providing healthcare relief and developing sustained healthcare.”
The proposed joint resolution would amend the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Public Law #111-242) to extend authorized FY 2011 appropriations through March 18, 2011.
Timeline of the bill:
- The joint resolution was introduced and referred to the House Committee on Appropriations and House Committee on the Budget on February 28, 2010.
- The House voted (335-91) in favor of the joint resolution on March 1, 2010.
- The Senate voted (91-9) in favor of the joint resolution on March 2, 2011.
- The joint resolution was signed by the President (Public Law No: 112-4) on March 2, 2011.
The proposed bill authorizes the President to provide assistance to â€œaddress the social and health issues that lead to obstetric fistulaâ€ and to â€œsupport treatment of obstetric fistulaâ€ by, among other things, increasing access to sexual and reproductive health services and improving health systems. The bill also calls for an annual report to Congress on the progress of U.S. efforts to reduce and address the impact of obstetric fistula.
The proposed joint resolution would amend the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Public Law #111-242) to extend authorized FY 2011 appropriations through April 8, 2011.
Timeline of the bill:
- The joint resolution was introduced and referred to the House Committee on Appropriations and House Committee on the Budget on March 11, 2011.
- The House voted (271-158) in favor of the joint resolution on March 15, 2011.
- The Senate voted (87-13) in favor of the joint resolution on March 17, 2011.
- The joint resolution was signed by the President on March 18, 2011.
The proposed bill would terminate all U.S. participation in the United Nations (UN), and any UN affiliated entities such as the World Health Organization (WHO), including the termination of all funding.
Among other things, the resolution states that the House of Representatives “supports the goals and ideals of Global Child Nutrition Month.”
The proposed bill would amend the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Public Law #111-242) to extend authorized fiscal year 2011 appropriations through April 15, 2011 (the proposed bill would authorize appropriations for the Department of Defense through the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year). The bill also includes $12 billion in proposed funding reductions (from FY 2010 levels) including $832 million from the State and Foreign Operations budget.
The proposed bill authorizes a cumulative appropriation of $3.5 billion over fiscal years 2010 through 2014 to provide assistance for Haiti and states that the U.S. would support investments in, among other things, “health care delivery and capacity building to strengthen the overall health care system.”
Representative James Himes (D-CT, 4th) introduced the “Cure for AIDS Act of 2012” (H.R. 6187) in the House. Among other things, the proposed bill states “[i]t is the sense of Congress that . . . finding a cure is essential to ending the AIDS epidemic in the United States and globally . . . [and] access to AIDS treatment in the United States and globally needs to continue to be expanded but AIDS treatment is not a cure and not the ultimate solution for the tens of millions of people living with HIV/AIDS.”
The bill directs the Secretary of Defense, ”acting through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, . . . [to] establish and support an accelerated research program dedicated to the discovery of a cure for HIV/AIDS” and authorizes $20 million for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017.