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Feb. 9, 2017

The nominations process continues to monopolize much of the Senate’s time, so things are quiet right now on Capitol Hill. However, there are a few things ASTHO is keeping an eye on. In the House, a bill was introduced that includes language restricting the use of data to enforce the Fair Housing Act. While this legislation is unlikely to be enacted into law, it causes some concern about data collection and how this could impact public health’s surveillance roles. Additionally, ASTHO continues to monitor President Trump’s executive orders for unintended public health consequences, and, while discussions surrounding the repeal and replace/repair of the ACA have quieted, ASTHO remains committed to educating the administration on the consequences especially as it relates to the Prevention and Public Health Fund.