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Advocacy at a Glance

June 17, 2011

Advocacy at a Glance offers you the bullet point summary of current advocacy issues associated with the goals of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA.

  • House Passes Agriculture Appropriations Bill. FDA is still scheduled for a $285 million cut from FY 2011 funding levels.
  • Dingell FDA Floor Amendments Fall Short. Representative Dingell’s (D-MI) amendment to restore more than $60 million in funding failed; and the “hard science” amendment was stricken from the package on the grounds that it was legislation in an appropriations bill.  To view the Appropriations Committee press release that contains a full list of amendments please click here.
  • Senate Appropriations Schedule Unknown. Could be any time, but our best thinking is that it will wait until there is a debt limit deal.
  • Senate-Side Meetings. The Alliance will be holding meetings on the Senate-side next week.
  • Debt Ceiling Update. There are media reports of progress on the debt ceiling deal but it is difficult to determine exactly how and when a deal may be struck.

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