Posts tagged "Senate"

Public health watching Senate and House HHS appropriations bills

Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the contents of its bill to fund the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education in fiscal year 2018.

June 21 news: Untreated concussions, West Nile Virus in New York, Senate fails to pass gun measures

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.
APHA: 2017 Labor-HHS bill has positives but cuts vital funding

APHA: 2017 Labor-HHS bill has positives but cuts vital funding

APHA called the fiscal year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday a necessary step forward in the process, but bemoaned more cuts to federal public health agencies.
APHA, reproductive health advocates support Planned Parenthood in letter to Congress

APHA, reproductive health advocates support Planned Parenthood in letter to Congress

APHA, along with more than 90 organizations, signed onto a letter to House and Senate leadership in support of Planned Parenthood.
Vivek Murthy confirmed as 19th U.S. surgeon general

Vivek Murthy confirmed as 19th U.S. surgeon general

At long last, the U.S. has a new surgeon general — Dr. Vivek Murthy. APHA celebrates the confirmation.

APHA supports Senate bill addressing climate change health impacts

APHA applauds a new bill introduced to the Senate that would better prepare the public against the health effects of climate change.
APHA calls for ratification of global disability treaty

APHA calls for ratification of global disability treaty

The full Senate last considered the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or CRPD, in 2012, falling five votes short of the two-thirds supermajority vote required.
State Department, health advocates discuss global disability treaty at APHA

State Department, health advocates discuss global disability treaty at APHA

For 1 billion people worldwide with significant physical or mental disabilities the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or CRPD, represents a chance to enjoy the highest possible standard of health and wellbeing.

Gaps remain in global health spending bills

As Congress heads into the August recess, the House and Senate have left a lot on the table to consider when they return in September

Senate confirms McCarthy to lead EPA, Perez as new Labor secretary

Following an uphill battle in Congress, the U.S. Senate confirmed Gina McCarthy as the 13th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday in a 59-40 vote.

Senate committee approves health budget, fiscal hurdles loom

HIV/AIDS is no longer considered a death sentence, fewer people are using tobacco and more sidewalks and bike lanes are paving the way to increased physical activity in communities across the country – all thanks to public health measures made possible by important federal funding.

Immigration bill has public health impact

As immigration reform picks up momentum on Capitol Hill this week, health advocates are calling on Congress to consider public health consequences of certain provisions included in the sweeping legislation.