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Week of April 16th

  • White House budget director Mick Mulvaney announced that he will propose spending cuts – also known as ‘rescissions’ – to modify appropriations in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that passed last month.  Republican leaders in the Senate, including Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have ruled out the possibility of spending reductions.
     
  • Conservative think tanks are calling for another attempt to pass the Graham-Cassidy healthcare proposal, declaring that “Obamacare is broken and cannot be fixed, and there is a better way forward.” General consensus (extending to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell) holds that Graham-Cassidy is unlikely to move forward.
     
  • Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has unveiled legislation, the Opioid Crisis Accountability Act, to create an opioid reimbursement fund to pay for Head Start, mental healthcare, and other programs within the Labor, Justice, and Education departments, and prohibit marketing of opioids that “suggests the drugs aren’t addictive.” Companies that run afoul would face penalties of up to 25% of profits.  
     
  • Click here to read PI's weekly media digest for the week of April 16th - 20th.      

 

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Along with several other supporting organizations, Prevention Institute has signed onto the 22 by 22 campaign urging Congress to increase funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 22 percent by fiscal year 2022. Spread the word about this campaign with this fact sheet, and sign your organization on to support 22 by 22 here

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September 27th

  • PI’s action alert  applauds Senator Collins and Senator John McCain for speaking out against the Graham-Cassidy bill and the process that produced it.

September 25th

  • PI and the leadership from the American Public Health Association, Public Health Institute, and Trust for America’s Health released a joint statement and call to action denouncing the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill.

    September  22nd

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    September 7th

    • Following the decision to rollback DACA, PI calls on Congress to defend the Dreamers

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