Washington Update

Bipartisan Bill Would Strengthen Educational Research

Legislation, Education | Permanent link

The House of Representatives passed legislation to reauthorize the Education Sciences Reform Act, funding the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), a semi-independent research arm of the Department of Education that conducts research, in part, on higher education. The bipartisan ... Click Here To Read More

Sexual Assault on Campuses in the Federal Spotlight

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As part of its continuing effort to publicize the problem of sexual assaults at U.S. colleges and universities, the Department of Education (ED) has released a list of 55 higher education... Click Here To Read More

Sen. Warren Introduces Student Loan Refinancing Bill

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On May 6, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced legislation to permit borrowers with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at the lower interest rates currently offered to new student borrowers. The Bank on Students... Click Here To Read More

Brookings Institution Examines Rise in Student Loan Debt

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Last year, U.S. student loan balances reached $1.2 trillion, according to a new study by the Brookings Institution. The figure exceeds the value of any other debt category... Click Here To Read More

Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Holds Hearing on Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

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On May 14, the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control held a hearing prompted by the upswing in prescription drugs and heroin abuse. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) stated in her opening statement that all... Click Here To Read More

Senate Likely to Approve Burwell to Head HHS

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Approval of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), appears all but assured after a bipartisan group of senators on two key committees endorsed her nomination. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), a physician and one of the Senate’s most conservative members, introduced Burwell at a May 14... Click Here To Read More

HRSA Plans to Merge Health Workforce Bureaus

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the $8.4 billion agency charged with improving access to health care for the uninsured and medically vulnerable, plans to... Click Here To Read More

Campaign Promotes Year-Round Enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiated a new push in May to educate parents that they can enroll their children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at any time during the year, and that parents... Click Here To Read More

Faculty Loan Repayment Program Applications Due June 24

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Applications for the 2014–2015 Faculty Loan Repayment Program have opened, and must be turned in by June 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The program, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA),... Click Here To Read More

ADEA AGR Twitter Account - June 2014

Advocacy | Permanent link

For additional information on issues affecting academic dentistry and dental and craniofacial research in Congress, federal agencies and state legislatures, please follow ADEA Advocacy and Government Relations on Twitter at ADEAAGR; there is much to “tweet” about.... Click Here To Read More

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