Washington Update

ADEA Accepting Requests for Advocacy Workshops

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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... Click Here To Read More

ADEA - Sunstar Americas, Inc. - Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship—July 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 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—July 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... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Resources—July 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—July 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.

HRSA-14-144
Health Careers Opportunity Program Skills Training and Health Workforce Development... Click Here To Read More

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

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