Congress Must Reject a Full-Year CR

On January 19, 2024, President Biden signed the third Fiscal Year 2024 continuing resolution (CR) into law, avoiding yet another government shutdown with less than 24 hours to spare. Congress decided to extend funding the government from January 19 to March 1 and 8. Hopefully, Congress can reach an agreement on annual spending bills prior to this new two-tiered deadline extension. For domestic programs (excluding VA medical care), a full-year CR would mean as much as a 9.4% cut to the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and other vital health workforce programs.

Currently, the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (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.

Tell Us Your Health Center’s NHSC Impact Story

Help us emphasize to Congress the impact of the NHSC on the lives of individuals and families living in medically underserved communities. Please share with us how important the NHSC is to your health center and the implications of funding cuts from a full-year CR by emailing ACU’s Deputy Director of Policy and Advocacy Jordan Marshall. We need your help informing Congress how vital the NHSC is for providing healthcare access to their constituents! Congress must stay focused on passing a bipartisan spending agreement by Jan. 19.

Stay tuned for further updates, become an ACU Advocate, and encourage all of your colleagues to do so as well.

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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.