ADEA Washington Update

Court Revisits Fisher and Holistic Admissions

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On Dec. 9, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for a second time in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. Earlier rulings in the case at the... Click Here To Read More

Dental Community Joins Federal Effort to Tackle Opioid Abuse

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President Obama announced an initiative to improve training for health professionals who administer painkillers in an appearance in West Virginia on October 21, 2015. According to a Click Here To Read More

FY16 Consolidated Appropriations Act Signed into Law

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On Dec. 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, H.R. 2029. The bill appropriates $1.1 trillion to fund the federal government in FY16, through Sept. 30,... Click Here To Read More

Congress Observes World AIDS Day

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Congress observed World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, recognizing the serious impact of the disease, which affects millions across the globe. The date also served as a reminder of the thousands of people with HIV/AIDS whose immune systems are compromised and who may be... Click Here To Read More

Speaker Ryan Announces Plan to Replace the ACA in 2016

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In his first major speech as House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that House Republicans would unveil a plan to “replace every word of Obamacare.” His remarks came... Click Here To Read More

New Law Bans Microbeads from Personal Care Products

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On Dec. 28, President Obama signed into law H.R. 1321 . The U.S. House of Representatives had unanimously approved the bill, Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 and the accompanying report,... Click Here To Read More

Bill Introduced to Reduce Borrowing Costs for Graduate Students

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On Dec. 10, Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) introduced H.R. 4223, the Protecting Our Students by Terminating Graduate Rates that Add to Debt (POST GRAD) Act. Under the bill, graduate students would... Click Here To Read More

NIDCR Invests in Childhood Oral Health Disparities

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In response to the continued struggle to improve oral health for all children, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) announced the Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Research Consortium to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in Children... Click Here To Read More

ED Takes Executive Action to Bolster Accreditation Transparency

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On Nov. 6, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released a group of measures designed to increase transparency in the accreditation process for higher education. Some of the measures will come in the form of executive actions, while others propose legislative reforms that would... Click Here To Read More

ED Updates Gainful Employment Operations Manual

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On Nov. 10, the U.S. Department of Education posted an updated Gainful Employment Operations Manual for use by institutions that participate in federal student assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education... Click Here To Read More

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