ADEA Washington Update

Federal Court Blocks President Trump's Travel Ban

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The executive order that initiated the travel ban announced January has been blocked by the Federal Courts, most recently by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (4th Circuit). The 10-3 ruling from the 4th Circuit upholds a lower court’s decision to halt... Click Here To Read More

CBO Score Forecasts 23 Million to Lose Coverage Under AHCA

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The House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and legislative action on repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has moved to the Senate. Senators faced an arduous task, as not one Democrat voted for the House-passed AHCA. Even before the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its score of the bill on... Click Here To Read More

Controversy Erupts Over “Sanctuary” Campuses

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In the wake of President Trump’s announcement that he may move to repeal Obama-era protections for undocumented immigrants, such as the ... Click Here To Read More

Federal Student Loan Rates Scheduled to Rise in July

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Federal student loan rates are set to rise on July 1. The new rates, which track the spring auction price of 10-year Treasury notes and include an added fixed rate based on the type of student loan, will add $1,300 to a $34,000 10-year undergraduate student loan. That amount represents today’s average student loan burden, according to a... Click Here To Read More

Questions Surround the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

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The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF), whose initial beneficiaries are expecting to receive loan forgiveness beginning this year, is in turmoil, with many who joined the program now uncertain whether the government will allow them to forego loan payments... Click Here To Read More

Dr. George Sigounas Appointed HRSA Administrator

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Cancer researcher George Sigounas, M.S., Ph.D., has been appointed Administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).... Click Here To Read More

ACA’s Nondiscrimination Rule Under Review

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has petitioned the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas for the right to... Click Here To Read More

Bills of Interest - June 2017

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Nova Scotia Prohibits Sale of Menthol-Flavored Tobacco Products

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On May 31, 2015, the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, became the first jurisdiction in the world to prohibit the sale of menthol-flavored tobacco products. Six Canadian provinces soon followed suit by passing similar legislation, with the last of these prohibitions taking effect in July 2017. As of spring 2017, more than 80% of the... Click Here To Read More

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

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