Congress Passes Short-Term Funding Bill
October 2, 2023
On September 30, just before the midnight deadline, President Biden signed a bipartisan continuing resolution that temporarily funds the federal government at the current year’s spending levels until November 17, 2023.
This legislation avoided a government shut down for the time being and allows Congress to negotiate on a larger spending package. The Society urges Congress to come together and agree to spending levels that allow all 12 appropriations bills needed to fund the federal government for the 2024 fiscal year (FY24). MS priorities that must be funded for FY24 include funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the MS Research Program at the Department of Defense, the National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Lifespan Respite Care Program to support family caregivers.
The Society urges Congressional leaders to come together and fund MS priorities at levels that ensure that people affected by MS can live their best lives.
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