ADEA Washington Update

Trump Administration Holds-Over NIH Director

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On Jan. 19, the Trump Administration indicated that it would hold-over Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., as Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Collins had submitted his resignation, as is customary for... Click Here To Read More

President-Elect Trump Threatens to End the DACA Program

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In the wake of the presidential election, several public and private colleges and universities are declaring themselves “sanctuary campuses,” stating that they will limit their cooperation with federal immigration authorities if President-elect Trump decides to pursue... Click Here To Read More

White House Report Details Economic Consequences of the ACA

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A report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers titled, The Economic Record of the Obama Administration: Reforming the Health Care System,... Click Here To Read More

Capping Medicaid Spending Among Options for Reducing Federal Deficit

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The Congressional Budget Office has issued its latest compendium of policy options for reducing the federal deficit. Released in December, the current volume presents 115 options for decreasing spending or increasing... Click Here To Read More

NIH Calls 21st Century Cures Act Congress’ “Gift to Science”

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On Dec. 13,  President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act. The law provides $4.8 billion in new funding... Click Here To Read More

MACPAC Recommends Five-Year CHIP Funding Extension

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Last month, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment Access Commission (MACPAC) recommended five additional years of federal funding for the State Children’s... Click Here To Read More

EPA Releases Mercury Discharge Guidelines

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized standards to reduce the discharge of metallic pollution, particularly mercury, from dental facilities. According to the EPA, dental offices are largely responsible for the approximately 5.1 tons of mercury annually... Click Here To Read More

DOL’s Implementation of Overtime Rule in Doubt

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The Obama Administration’s effort to update a Department of Labor (DOL) overtime rule faced several hurdles this fall and may be derailed entirely by the incoming administration.

On Nov. 22, the U.S. District Court in the Eastern Division of Texas... Click Here To Read More

President Obama Vetoes ACA Repeal Legislation

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On Jan. 8, President Obama vetoed H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (Reconciliation Act). The legislation passed in the House in October and the Senate in December with strong Republican support. The bill sought to... Click Here To Read More

Senate HELP Committee Will Not Take Up House Version of 21st Century Cures

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The House has been informed that the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will not take up the 21st Century Cures Act passed by the House. Instead, HELP Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said members will vote on separate bills addressing different issues, ranging from neurological diseases research to electronic... Click Here To Read More

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