Following adoption of the Conference Report by both the House and Senate by veto-proof majorities, the President signed the Labor/HHS Fiscal Year (FY) 19 Appropriations bill today. The legislation restored most of the $12.5 billion in cuts proposed by President Trump. This measure provides funding for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (except FDA) and for the Social Security Administration (SSA). This means that SSA and HHS employees (other than FDA) have funding for the full 2019 fiscal year and at a sufficient level to avoid any furloughs or RIFs at the covered bureaus.
The legislation further provides for a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund FDA and other agencies who have not otherwise received a FY19 appropriation. The CR will extend through Friday, December 7, 2018.
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