ADEA Washington Update

President Obama Releases His Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

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On April 10, 2013, President Barack Obama released his budget plan for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, which begins October, 1, 2013. The Administration’s budget request is legally due on Capitol Hill the first Monday in February, which would have been February 4, 2013. However, the budget was released two months later because of... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

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On April 17, 2013, approximately 60 participants from dental schools around the country converged on Capitol Hill to advocate for funding for programs of importance to dental education and dental and craniofacial research.

The participants of Advocacy Day were treated to a program that included a presentation by Dr. Martha... Click Here To Read More

Bipartisan Group of Members of Congress Support Title VII Funding for Fiscal Year 2014

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Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Michael Burgess (R-TX) sent a letter to the House Committee on Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, urging them to appropriate $280 million for Health Resources and... Click Here To Read More

House and Senate Committees Hold Hearings on College Affordability

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On April 16, 2013, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing titled, “The Challenge of College Affordability: The Student Lens.” You may view a video of the hearing and review witness testimonies at this Click Here To Read More

Voices Unite for Changing How Interest Rates are Set on Federal Student Loans

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On July 1, 2013, the rate on one type of student loan will double to 6.8%, unless Congress takes action. Congress already postponed the rate increase once, in the midst of the 2012 campaign season. Now, with the one-year reprieve about to expire on subsidized Stafford loans to undergraduates, some interest groups and members of Congress are... Click Here To Read More

President Obama Proposes Fixing Medicare’s Physician Payment System

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Language in President Obama’s FY 2014 budget proposal on fixing Medicare’s physician payment system is strikingly similar to that being used by House Republicans, which could add further momentum to the drive to adopt a permanent fix this year, according to physician and stakeholder groups. Medicare’s sustainable growth rate... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Urges Members of Congress to Allocate Adequate Funds for Health Care

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ADEA joined the Coalition for Health Funding and the Committee on Education Funding in urging Members of Congress to maintain adequate funding for 302(b) allocations (letter). These allocations establish the spending... Click Here To Read More

Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner Testifies before the Senate Finance Committee, Nomination is Placed on “Hold”

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On April 9, 2013, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testified before the Senate Finance Committee (testimony); after which she was endorsed... Click Here To Read More

President Obama Unveils Initiative to Unlock Mysteries of the Human Brain

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On April 2, 2013, President Obama and National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., launched the "Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies" Click Here To Read More

Federal Research Cuts Have a Multiplier Effect on U.S. Economy

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Mr. John Nelson, managing director of the health care and higher education rating teams at Moody’s Investors Service, a credit-rating agency, observed in a recent interview that few politicians at any level of government favor the way the sequester’s $85 billion in automatic cuts will affect research universities.

Most... Click Here To Read More