The House and Senate recently finalized federal funding levels for Fiscal Year 2014. The catch-all appropriations bill, known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014
, provides infectious disease programs some immediate relief from sequestration, as captured in this chart (PDF)
. Highlights from the bill include:
While the budget compromise is a step in the right direction, most public health line-items remain below their FY 2010 level. IDSA will continue to advocate for a reversal of the reductions to public health programs contained in the Budget Control Act of 2011.