If Passed, New Continuing Resolution Will Push Deadline to March 1

Over this past weekend, Senate and House leadership agreed to another two-tiered deadline approach for a new FY24 Continuing Resolution (CR). With just two days left under the current CR, Congress must move swiftly to avoid a partial government shutdown and pass short-term funding that would extend the government’s spending authority until March 1 and March 8. If the bill is signed into law by President Joe Biden, the new expiration deadline for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) funding will move to March 1, 2024.

Let’s Keep Up the Advocacy Pressure!

Under a new CR, we will have more time to build pressure on Congress to ensure that more than 23 million people will not lose access to services provided by clinicians of the NHSC. Congress is hard to predict, but we need to make sure that NHSC funding doesn’t get lost in the partisan debates—especially since the field strength of the NHSC is already insufficiently funded to fully meet needs in health professional shortage areas across the country.

What Can You Do as an Advocate?

Set up a meeting with your Member of Congress! IF there is a real delay, Members will be home for the President’s Day recess in February before the next March deadline, so please try to get a meeting then.

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Stay Tuned for Future Updates

In the coming weeks, as we learn more about how Congress plans to fund the government, ACU will keep you updated on where everything stands and continue urging Congress to renew and expand funding for the Corps. More specifically, ACU is working with House and Senate leadership to encourage action on the Bipartisan Primary Care and Health Workforce Act (S. 2840), which would include $950 million in annual NHSC funding for fiscal years 2024-2026. We need your help to make this happen. Stay tuned for further updates, become an ACU Advocate, and encourage all of your colleagues to do so as well.

Jordan Marshall, Your ACU Advocacy Contact

Jordan Marshall, Deputy Director of Policy & AdvocacyJordan Marshall is leading ACU’s grassroots advocacy to secure long-term funding for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). Contact Jordan with any questions regarding policy analysis or if ACU can be of assistance with your own organizational or individual advocacy.



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