ADEA Washington Update

ADEA is Accepting Requests for Advocacy Workshops for 2015—January 2015

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ADEA’s Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio (AGR) is offering its ADEA Advocacy Workshop series to all ADEA member institutions. AGR’s staff of advocacy professionals (who have worked in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress) will travel to your institution to present information on how to become an effective advocate for... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship—January 2015

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Dental school faculty members or administrators who want to interface with members of Congress on issues of importance to oral health are encouraged to apply for the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship. The fellow selected spends three months in Washington, D.C., working on issues and... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship—January 2015

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The ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship is a six-week, stipend-supported internship in the Advocacy and Governmental Relations (ADEA AGR) portfolio of the ADEA Policy Center in Washington, D.C. This student legislative internship provides a unique learning experience... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Resources—January 2015

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For those interested in following the congressional proceedings, please access the U.S. House or Senate using the following links:

Funding Opportunities—January 2015

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Below are selected funding opportunities that might be of interest. You can search for additional federal government funding opportunities at


Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
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Impact of FY 2014 Appropriations on Academic Dentistry

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On January 17, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, H.R. 3547. The bill provides $1.012 trillion for domestic discretionary programs in FY14. The bill includes amounts to offset the effects of the... Click Here To Read More

Here Comes the Debt Ceiling Debate

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Now that Congress has passed the appropriations bill for FY14, the next immediate gauntlet is the upcoming debt ceiling debate—the posturing has begun. Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) released a Click Here To Read More

Republicans Offer an Alternative to the Affordable Care Act

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Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC), Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have unveiled the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment (CARE) Act with the idea of repealing the Affordable Care Act and offering this plan in its... Click Here To Read More

Congress Prepares for Higher Education Act Reauthorization

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The Higher Education Act is due for reauthorization in 2014. In preparation, the relevant committees in the House and Senate have been conducting hearings on various legislative topics including student financial aid, accreditation and measuring an institution’s success in serving students. Congress is expected to conclude the hearings in early... Click Here To Read More

Senators Question Higher Education Accreditation Practices

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Members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee are questioning the effectiveness of higher-education accreditation, indicating the issue will be important in the forthcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

Several Democrats, including HELP Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA), used a Click Here To Read More
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