Federal Issues Update

AFSCME Legislative Weekly Report

Week ending December 9, 2016

  • FY 2017 Funding Approved Through April; Most Programs Slightly Cut
  • Senate Passes Bipartisan Water Bill With Flint Aid
  • ACA Repeal Vote Slated for January; Would Hit State Budgets Hard
  • Obama to Sign Sweeping Bill to Speed Drug Approvals, Boost Research, Fund $1 Billion to Combat Substance Abuse
  • Labor Department Nominee Prizes Bottom Line Over Working Families
  • Bipartisan Senate Bill Introduced to Protect “DREAMers”

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