The latest version of the health care repeal bill is down for the count after the Senate voted against moving forward, leaving the Prevention Fund intact for the time being. The big question is what does Congress move on to now? There is a lot of pressure on Republicans to deliver some sort of big legislative priority.
The Trump Administration released its proposed FY2018 budget this week. Overall, it cuts funding across nearly all agencies to fund a $52 billion increase in defense spending, veterans’ health, and border security. The budget is very similar to cuts the Trump administration tried to secure in the FY17 appropriations process, which were for the most part rebuffed by Congress.