Washington Update

ADEA is Accepting Requests for Advocacy Workshops for 2015—January 2015

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

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship—January 2015

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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... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship—January 2015

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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... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Resources—January 2015

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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—January 2015

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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.


Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
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Majority Republican Congress to Take Aim at the ACA

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When the new Republican majority of the 114th Congress takes office in January, President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will be in the direct line of fire. Whether that means a full repeal or simply making some internal changes to the law is not yet clear. 

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ACA’s Medical Device Tax Likely to Come Under Attack

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A 2.3% excise tax on medical devices created to finance parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) stands a far better chance of being repealed under the newly elected Republican Congress. The tax has already been targeted by Senate Majority Leader-elect, Mitch McConnell (D-KY), and many Democrats who have said they want the tax repealed as... Click Here To Read More

Fisher Case May Be Headed Back to Supreme Court

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The long-running battle between the University of Texas at Austin and Abigail Fisher reached another milestone in November when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit turned down a request for the entire 15-person appeals court to rehear the case. Fisher’s attorney said the case will now be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.... Click Here To Read More

Oklahoma Asks Supreme Court to Hear State’s Challenge to ACA Insurance Subsidies

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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the state’s challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) insurance subsidies requirement when the court hears arguments in King v. Burwell, No. 14-114 (U.S. Nov. 7, 2014). The Supreme Court agreed on November 7 to hear King v. Burwell, which... Click Here To Read More

House Democrats Call for Restoration of NIH Budget

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More than half of the 201 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi requesting that funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) be restored to its... Click Here To Read More

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