Washington Update

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship - November 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 selected fellow spends three months in Washington, D.C., working on issues and... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship - November 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 learning experience for predoctoral, allied... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Resources—November 2014

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

Funding Opportunities—November 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

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Limited Competition for NIH-Industry Program: Discovering Pediatric New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules... Click Here To Read More

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC

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On March 3, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Click Here To Read More

U.S. Court of Appeals Will Rehear ACA Premium Tax Credit Case

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has agreed to a rare en banc rehearing of a challenge to the legality of most federal subsidies that are now being paid for insurance premiums purchased under the Affordable Care Act... Click Here To Read More

Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations Update and the End of the 113th Congress

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The U.S. Congress has recessed until after the November 4 mid-term elections. Before Congress departed, it passed a continuing resolution to keep the federal government operating until December 11, 2014. The president signed the funding measure (Public... Click Here To Read More

Public Hearing Held on Proposed College-Ratings System

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The Obama Administration’s proposed plan to rate colleges based on three criteria—affordability, access and outcomes—received extensive criticism during a public forum held in September. 

Education Secretary Arne Duncan has argued for greater transparency of and better information about U.S. colleges. To provide this, the Department... Click Here To Read More

Senate Holds Hearing on the Children’s Health Insurance Program

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The Senate subcommittee in charge of health care held a hearing on the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) last month, and health advocates said bipartisan support remains strong. The program, enacted in 1997,... Click Here To Read More

More Flexibility for Certification of Electronic Health Records

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a final rule on Release 2 of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) certification criteria. The new... Click Here To Read More

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