ADEA Washington Update

Legislation Introduced to Support Next Generation of Researchers

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On Sept. 9, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced S.2014, the Next Generation Researchers Act. The bill directs the director of the National Institutes of Health... Click Here To Read More

Senator Calls for More Time to Meet Electronic Health Record Meaningful Use Targets

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CBO Projects Deficit Decline Despite Health Care Spending Growth

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The latest projections issued by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) indicate that the budget deficit for 2015 will be $426 billion—$60 billion less than what the CBO predicted in March. Although the deficit has been declining for six years and is expected to continue to decline, the CBO... Click Here To Read More

Department of Education Releases New College Scorecard

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President Obama Announces FAFSA Filing Changes

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President Obama announced two major changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in September. Starting with the 2017–2018 financial aid application cycle, families will have three additional months to complete the FAFSA application. The filing... Click Here To Read More

HHS Proposes Anti-Discrimination Rules

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On Sept. 8, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) along with the Office of Civil Rights announced a series of proposed regulations aimed at preventing discrimination in health care.

The new rules will prohibit discrimination based on gender or sexual identity. They also expand existing bans that... Click Here To Read More

HHS Proposes Policy Changes to Protect Human Research Subjects

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FDA Pressed by State Department to Curb Mercury Dental Fillings

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Sixty United States and foreign environmental groups say the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not complying with an international treaty that calls for curtailing the use of dental fillings containing mercury, and they want the State Department to pressure the FDA to comply.

The U.S. is one of 128 signatories to the... Click Here To Read More

CMS Reports ACA Marketplaces Now Cover 9.9 Million People

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Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a June 30 “snapshot” of enrollment in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Roughly, 9.9 million consumers had... Click Here To Read More

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Ebola Response

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At a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on October 16, Democrats and Republicans alike questioned the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, on the country’s response to the Ebola crisis in... Click Here To Read More

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