Washington Update

ADEA Accepting Requests for Advocacy Workshops - June 2014

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ADEA’s Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio (AGR) is offering its ADEA Advocacy Workshop series to ADEA members. AGR’s staff of advocacy professionals (who have worked in state legislatures and Congress) will travel to your institution to present information on how to become an effective advocate for academic dentistry and dental and... Click Here To Read More

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

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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 on issues and policies... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Sunstar Americas, Inc., Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship

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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 learning experience for predoctoral,... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Resources - June 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 - June 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.

Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement National Learning Network
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Senate Reaches a Compromise on Student Loan Interest Rates

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The Senate approved a bill that will retroactively lower student loan interest rates, which doubled to 6.8 % on July 1, 2013. The Senate voted 81-18 to pass the bill, known as the Click Here To Read More

Update on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations

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On July 11, 2013, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY14 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) spending bill. The bill provides $164.3 billion in discretionary funds for the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Departments, representing a 25% higher allocation than the expected... Click Here To Read More

Implementation of the Employer Mandate Requirement in the Affordable Care Act is Delayed

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On July 2, 2013, the Department of the Treasury (DOT) announced that there will be a delay in implementing the employer mandate and reporting requirements for insurers... Click Here To Read More

Members of Congress Attempt to Defund the Affordable Care Act

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Several House Republicans have signed a letter urging Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to defund the Affordable Care Act (ACA) when Congress approves the appropriation bills later this year. According to the letter, signers are... Click Here To Read More

Senators Seek to Stop Medicaid Payments to Dental Clinics that Circumvent Oversight Regulations

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member of Judiciary Committee, are calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ban dental clinics from participating in the Medicaid program if the dental clinics circumvent state laws designed to ensure only licensed dentists... Click Here To Read More

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