ADEA Washington Update

Supreme Court Upholds University of Texas’ Use of Race in Holistic Admissions Review

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On June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, held that the race-conscious admissions program used by the University of Texas at... Click Here To Read More

White House Proposes Initiative to Study Microbiomes

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Research into microbiomes is set to get a boost under a White House plan that would direct $121 million to start unraveling microbiomes mysteries. A White House ... Click Here To Read More

Senate Appropriations Committee Passes FY17 Funding Bill

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On June 9, the Senate Appropriations Committee reported out the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for FY17, ... Click Here To Read More

House Committee Passes Bills to Start Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

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The House Education and the Workforce Committee passed five higher education bills in an effort to begin the process of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA). The bills focused on several issues, such as financial aid, providing more consumer information and... Click Here To Read More

Obama Administration Asked for a Permanent Resolution to Allow Graduate Students to Receive Subsidized Health Insurance

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On June 22, a group of 17 democratic senators, led by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), sent a letter to the Obama Administration requesting reconsideration of ... Click Here To Read More

HHS Releases Final Rule Barring Discrimination Based on Gender Identity

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a final rule that prohibits health care providers or insurers from discriminating against people based on their gender identity.

The Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities... Click Here To Read More

HHS Signs MOU with Cuban Government to Facilitate Public Health Cooperation

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On June 13, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell and Cuba’s Minister of Public Health, Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the... Click Here To Read More

FDA Releases Proposed Rule on 3D Printing Used in Dental Restorations and Appliances

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a proposed rule on how it will regulate additive manufacturing. Better known as 3D printing, this process can be used to make some types of dental restorations and... Click Here To Read More

President Obama Signs Older Americans Act With Oral Health Screenings Provisions

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President Obama signed into law the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016, S. 192, which contains provisions for oral health... Click Here To Read More

House and Senate Introduce Legislation to Regulate Regenerative Medicine

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Members of both the House and Senate have introduced regenerative medicine bills, which aims to speed up the process of making innovative treatments available.

The Senate bill, ... Click Here To Read More

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