Washington Update

RSVP Now for ADEA/AADR Hill Day on April 8, 2014 (March)

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RSVPs are now being accepted for the next American Dental Education Association/American Association for Dental Research, ADEA/AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill on April 8, 2014. The event will take place in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2168, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. This one day event has been designed to provide the... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship March 2014

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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... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship March 2014

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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... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Resources March 2014

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

Funding Opportunities March 2014

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

PA-14-042
NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)
National Institutes of... Click Here To Read More

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

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