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Jenny Howell is a senior policy and advocacy associate at GHTC, leading the coalition's US Congressional advocacy.

Blog posts written by Jenny

Total of 9 blog posts

February 4, 2015

Obama Administration’s FY2016 budget presents mixed outlook for global health R&D

On Monday the White House turned heads by releasing, for the first time since 2010, an on-time budget. Overall the White House presented a mixed outlook for global health research and development (R&D).

December 21, 2014

Budget compromise reached: How did global health R&D fare?

Working over a rare weekend session and racing against the clock to keep the government open, Congress finally came to an agreement on a year-long spending plan to fund the government through September 30, 2015 (with the exception of the Department of Homeland Security, which only goes through February 27).

November 6, 2014

Election results are in: Here’s what happened and how it could impact global health R&D

Election night saw an historic shift in Congress, with Republicans extending their majority in the House of Representatives and capturing the Senate for the first time since 2006.

October 29, 2014

How the upcoming election could impact global health R&D

As candidates make their final pitches, volunteers canvas like crazy, and pollsters make their predictions, GHTC is taking a look at what the outcomes of next week’s election could mean for global health research and development (R&D).

September 10, 2014

Recess is over: What Congress should act on now

After a five week recess, members of Congress returned to their Capitol Hill offices on Tuesday night.

June 30, 2014

House and Senate support global health R&D in appropriations reports

While lawmakers battled it out on the field last week during the annual Congressional Baseball Game (Democrats won for the sixth year in a row!), they found something they could join together on as the House Appropriations Committee easily approved the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee’s (SFOPS) appropriations bill on Tuesday afternoon.