President Obama signed a deal to raise the debt ceiling Tuesday, avoiding a U.S. government default on its loans for the first time in history by just a few hours, by agreeing to cut the federal budget by nearly $2.5 trillion over the next decade. It is not likely global health programs will survive unscathed, but how large could the cuts be? Last week Science Speaks reported on the fiscal year (FY) 2012 foreign operations spending bill proposed in the House, which aims to cut global health funding by $700 million and blocks support for clean needle programs, cutting overall foreign aid by $3.5 billion. But with the new debt deal, is the foreign ops bill a moot point?
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