January 19, 2018
Work at the General Assembly slowed down this week as snow covered Raleigh and the surrounding areas, resulting in most legislative committees delaying their meetings for the week, with the exception of Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services, which held their monthly meeting on Tuesday.
January 17, 2018
DRAMA OF THE WEEK: GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN - New Year, Same Drama. Lawmakers are facing yet another potential government shutdown — the current continuing resolution (“CR”) is set to expire on Jan. 19. Congress must pass another short-term funding bill to avert a shutdown. Despite weeks of negotiations, a long-term spending deal is still out of reach. The sticking points remain the same: discretionary spending levels, DACA, and border security.
January 16, 2018
This Week: Finance Held HHS Nominee Hearing, CHIP Doesn’t Cost So Much After All…CMS Launches New Bundled Payment Program…CMS Issues Guidance on Medicaid Work Requirements.
January 12, 2018
This week legislators returned to Raleigh for the first special session of 2018 and held interim committee meetings throughout the week.