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The AAMC and its members work with Congress and the administration to promote federal budget policies that will benefit all Americans by:

  • Strengthening the nation’s system of medical education;

  • Ensuring that safe, quality care is provided to all who need it; and

  • Supporting improved health and innovation through biomedical, behavioral, and health services research.

Federal investments in health, research, and education agencies under the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill and other annual spending bills are critical to supporting AAMC members in their primary missions of providing access to high-quality health care for all Americans and leading the way on scientific discovery that fuels future medical advances and educating the next generation of health care providers.

Likewise, other budget platforms—such as the president’s annual budget request, the Congressional budget resolution, and other fiscal proposals and analyses—can affect the ability of medical schools and teaching hospitals to promote the health of the American people and serve as economic engines for their communities, states, and the nation.

News and Updates

President Signs Remaining Fiscal Year 2019 Spending Bills

February 15, 2019

President Trump Feb. 15 signed the remaining seven fiscal year (FY) 2019 spending bills into law, hours before the midnight deadline, preventing another partial government shutdown.

House Budget Committee Holds Hearing to Address FY 2020 Budget Caps

February 8, 2019

he House Committee on the Budget Feb. 7 held a hearing titled, “Investing in America’s Economic and National Security” to discuss the upcoming spending caps for fiscal year (FY) 2020 and FY 2021 as laid out in the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA, P.L. 112–25).

Senate, House Committees Hold Hearings on Drug Pricing

February 1, 2019

The Senate Finance Committee and House Committee on Oversight and Reform Jan. 29 each held hearings focused on high prescription drug prices.

President Trump Announces Deal to Temporarily Fund the Federal Government

January 25, 2019

President Trump Jan. 25 announced that a deal has been reached with congressional leaders to fund the government through Feb. 15.

House Passes Individual Spending Bills, No Movement to End Partial Shutdown

January 18, 2019

With several federal agencies shut down since their appropriations expired Dec. 21, 2018, the House Jan. 17 approved by voice vote a continuing resolution (CR) for the unfunded federal agencies and Cabinet departments through Feb. 28 (H.J. Res 28).

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