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National Council Staff, Members Testify at Congressional Hearings on Mental Health

This week, several congressional committees held hearings on the U.S. mental healthcare system. The National Council congratulates our staff and members who testified at these [...]

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Congress, White House Strike Deal on Stopgap Budget Measure

In a rare display of bipartisan agreement on a fiscal issue, the House, Senate and White House have struck a deal to extend funding for [...]

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Senate Committee Approves 2013 Labor-HHS Budget; Votes to Increase Block Grants, Integration Activities

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted to approve a fiscal year 2013 budget that includes a $20 million increase to the Mental Health Block [...]

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House Votes to Replace 2013 Automatic Cuts with $315B in Spending Reductions

Today, the House approved legislation that would cut $315 billion from social programs in 2013. The legislation is House Republicans’ response to the $72 billion [...]

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Congress Enacts 2012 Budget, Averts Feared Cuts to Behavioral Health

Overcoming a political impasse, Congress late last week approved the remaining nine bills that make up the 2012 budget. The “megabus,” as the 9-bill package [...]

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