CARE Act Gains Traction with Support from Medical Experts

The Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act (CARE Act) was introduced last month to provide additional resources to government groups working to combat opioid addiction and prevent opioid overdoses. In the days leading up to a Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on the issue, medical experts overwhelmingly chose to endorse the legislation as a possible solution to combatting addiction and addiction related death.

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GREAT Act Reintroduced to Standardize Grant Reporting

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has reintroduced legislation that would create a standard reporting system for federal awards, including grants and cooperative agreements. The Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act has been introduced by Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Mike Enzi, (R-WY), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH).

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House Appropriations Legislation Includes Pay Raise for Federal Employees, Spending Boosts for IRS

The House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government passed a bill yesterday which includes $24.55 billion in discretionary funding, an increase of $1.4 billion over the 2019 enacted funding levels and $355.5 million over the president’s 2020 budget request. The bill grants federal employees the largest pay raise in over 10 years.

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