ADEA Washington Update

Next Gainful Employment Reporting Due Oct. 1

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The Department of Education’s Gainful Employment program has announced that its deadline for the 2015–16 award year is Oct.... Click Here To Read More

Surgeon General Launches Website to Provide Tools for Opioid Prescribers

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In August, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy launched turnthetiderx.org, a digital component of the Turn the Tide Rx campaign, which is engaging prescribers in the battle against opioid abuse. 

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House Speaker John Boehner Announces Resignation

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In a surprise announcement, on Friday, Sept. 25, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) announced his intent to resign as speaker and to resign from the House, effective October 30, 2015.  Most recently,... Click Here To Read More

Continuing Resolution Passed to Fund Federal Government thru Dec. 11, 2015

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On Sept. 22, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) introduced a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through Dec. 11, 2015. The bill provides funding at an annual rate that conforms to the... Click Here To Read More

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

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