ADEA Washington Update

Academic Dentistry, Immigration and the Courts

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The first executive order on immigration by President Donald Trump came on Jan. 27, 2017. This order, also known as the “travel ban,” suspended travel from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days,... Click Here To Read More

Opioid Hearings and Legislation Continue

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Both the House and Senate continue their focus on the opioid epidemic, with more congressional hearings and several pieces of legislation. On April 25, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health hosted a... Click Here To Read More

U.S. Department of Labor Supports Occupational Licensing Reform

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The most expansive reforms in occupational licensing will undoubtedly take place at the state level; however, administrative officials and federal legislators are creating new ways in which the federal government can reduce licensing barriers nationwide, while paving the way for states to pursue their own reforms.

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Will the U.S. Department of Defense Save Public Student Loan Forgiveness?

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ADEA works regularly with coalition partners to advocate for student loan forgiveness. The House proposed higher education act reauthorization bill, the PROSPER Act, planned to cut the Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. The reauthorization bill would also make several major... Click Here To Read More

Spotlight: Why We Advocate for NIDCR Funding

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ADEA regularly advocates for full funding for the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). For FY18, ADEA asked Congress for $452 million for NIDCR. The actual appropriation from Congress in FY17 was $425.7 million. However, these requests do not... Click Here To Read More

Congress Passes Omnibus Funding Bill; Academic Dentistry Fares Well

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The FY18 federal budget has been finalized and signed into law. Dental programs fared well in the budget, thanks to the hard work of everyone who attended ADEA’s Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, those who responded in a timely fashion to our Action Alerts, and the... Click Here To Read More

Trump Administration Releases Plan to Address Opioid Epidemic

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On March 19, President Trump released a plan to address the opioid epidemic using a wide range of policies. The plan largely reflects recommendations advanced last year by a presidential commission.... Click Here To Read More

Department of Education Revised Borrower Defense to Repayment Raises Concerns

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Students attending Corinthian College, Inc. schools received a full discharge of their student loans under the Obama Administration. However, Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has crafted a new formula that may only deliver partial... Click Here To Read More

Comments Requested on Eliminating the “Brunner” Standard for Discharging Federal Student Debt

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The Department of Education published a memo calling for comments that implied it was considering eliminating or modifying the congressional mandate to exempt... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Weighs in on Immigration

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ADEA joined the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and several other health groups, in a friend of the court brief known as an Amicus Curiae, opposing President Trump’s travel ban.

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