ADEA Washington Update

Member of Congress Reminds Colleagues of Importance of Dental Care

Legislation, House | Permanent link

Rep. Mike Simpson, D.M.D. (R-ID), one of three dentists in Congress, gave a floor speech to his colleagues in the House of Representatives on Nov. 5, promoting the importance of dental care and urging support for the Action for Dental Health Act, H.R. 539.

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Limited Travel Visa Waivers May be a Fallout from Paris Attacks

Legislation, House, Senate | Permanent link

Senate Democrats are looking at strategies to combat terrorism. At a recent press conference, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) indicated that Democrats would focus on such measures as changes to the visa waiver program, which allows residents of ... Click Here To Read More

70th Anniversary of Community Water Fluoridation is Celebrated

Legislation, House | Permanent link

Rep. Mike Simpson, D.M.D., (R-ID) introduced H.R. 416, a resolution celebrating community water fluoridation on its 70th anniversary. ADEA asked... Click Here To Read More

FY16 Funding Pending for Student Financial Aid Programs

Funding, Advocacy, Legislation, House, Senate | Permanent link

The late October budget deal worked out between Congress and the Obama administration provides about $20 billion in extra discretionary funding that appropriators must now allocate to various programs.

In anticipation of a final appropriations bill, ADEA... Click Here To Read More

Rep. Kevin Brady Named Chair of Powerful House Ways and Means Committee

House | Permanent link

Texas Republican Rep. Kevin Brady (D-TX) was named to replace newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) as chair of the influential House Ways and Means Committee. Brady, 60, is a 10-term member from Texas’ 8th Congressional district. The Republican Steering Committee formally chose Brady after receiving the blessing of Ryan,... Click Here To Read More

Looking Ahead: House and Senate Legislative Calendars for 2016

House, Senate | Permanent link

The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have both released their calendars for 2016, and they include lengthy summer recesses.

With both the Republican and the Democratic national conventions slated for July, both Houses will take unusually... Click Here To Read More

ED Finalizes Income-Based Repayment Rules

Education | Permanent link

On Oct. 26, the U.S. Department of Education finalized two rules of the Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE) student loan repayment program, which aims to provide help to those struggling to repay... Click Here To Read More

HHS Office of Minority Health Releases Report on Disparities in Health and Health Care

HHS, Education | Permanent link

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Minority Health released a ... Click Here To Read More

FDA Solicits Feedback on How to Use Innovative Technologies in Clinical Research

Research, HHS, Call for Submissions | Permanent link

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a ... Click Here To Read More

CFPB Details Student Loan Servicing Failures

Education | Permanent link

Students with educational loans made by private lenders are likely to have a far greater risk of default and delinquency than students with loans made by the Department of Education, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) ... Click Here To Read More