Family Voices Washington DC Update: April 18, 2018
Last week Congress returned from a two-week recess. Now the FY 2019 appropriations process is underway; subcommittees are holding hearings at which administration officials, Members of Congress, and stakeholders will testify. In other congressional news, Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, announced that he will not run for re-election again. The administration issued a final rule to regulate 2019 insurance plans and Exchanges, weakening requirements regarding the Essential Health Benefits mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The president issued an Executive Order directing a number of departments to assess whether work requirements should be established for any of their means-tested programs.
Read about these developments and more here.