Friday, September 19, 2008

Once again I ask,"Are you an Alzheimer's advocate yet?"

Alzheimer Advocacy Team
Alzheimer research funding will remain stalled at approximately $644 million for the next few months. There are only days left until Congress adjourns and Congressional leaders have decided that work on the annual appropriations bills for fiscal year 2009 (which begins Oct. 1, 2008) will be postponed until after the election.

Congress will pass a “continuing resolution” (CR) to temporarily fund all federal government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), at 2008 levels. The CR will also fund programs that support Alzheimer caregivers (see chart below).

The Congressional schedule beyond September is unclear at this point. Congress may convene after November 4 to deal with unfinished business including passing another “continuing resolution” to keep the government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), at 2008 levels. The CR will also fund programs that support Alzheimer caregivers (see chart below).

The Congressional schedule beyond September is unclear at this point. Congress may convene after November 4 to deal with unfinished business including passing another “continuing resolution” to keep the government operating through early 2009. It is also possible that lawmakers could use a “lame duck session” to finish work on funding approved by the Appropriations Committees in July 2008

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