Federal Issues Update

AFSCME Legislative Weekly Report

Week ending December 2, 2016

  • Federal Funding Expires December 9; Stopgap Expected Through April 2017
  • Trump Cabinet Picks Threaten Workers, Civil Rights, Health Care, Education
  • Nominee for Health Secretary Wants to Gut Medicare and Medicaid
  • Overtime Expansion Delayed
  • House Adopts Sweeping Bill to Speed Drug Approvals, Boost Research, Combat Substance Abuse
  • Congressional Leadership Elections

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