by Matthew Albright
Jan 10th, 2024
Like most of the world, I procrastinate when paying my bills. I tend to put them off until the very last minute.
And that pretty much explains Congress’s strategy last year – and they clearly plan on continuing this approach for 2024. The tough stuff, like funding a government, gets put off until it’s coming down to the wire – but then, Congress does something most people can’t: they move the deadlines and keep putting it off.
And so, Congress is kicking off 2024 with a lot of work on its plate – mostly last year’s work that has been put off until this year. Let’s first talk about this year’s budget.
This past weekend, congressional leaders from both parties announced a kind of agreement on the budget that needs to pass before Jan. 19: that’s the new deadline that Congress had pushed back from last year.
This article originally published on January 10, 2024 by RACmonitor.
About Matthew Albright
Matthew Albright is the chief legislative affairs officer at Zelis Healthcare. Previously, Albright was senior manager at CAQH CORE, and earlier, he was the acting deputy director of the Office of E-Health and Services for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.