ADEA Washington Update

Congress Passes Wide-reaching Tax Overhaul

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Senate Republicans passed the most significant overhaul of the tax code since 1986 on Dec. 20, 2017. The President signed the bill into law. Central to the new tax law are major changes to how... Click Here To Read More

Temporary CHIP Fix, Defense Dollars in Stopgap Funding Measure

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Congress acted to keep the government open by passing a short-term spending measure that maintains current spending levels through Jan. 19 and provides $4.5 billion in emergency funding for the... Click Here To Read More

Higher Ed Reauthorization Bill Moves Forward in the House

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At the end of December, the House introduced a new Higher Education Act intended to “transform the college marketplace by promoting innovation, access, and completion; simplifying and improving student aid; empowering students and families to make informed decisions;... Click Here To Read More

Judicial Watch: President Exceeds Authority With Travel Ban

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On Dec. 22, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Ninth Circuit) affirmed a district court’s finding that President Trump exceeded his authority in issuing a ban on entry into the U.S. of certain foreign nationals.

The Ninth Circuit... Click Here To Read More

Regulatory Focus: FDA Seeks Comment on Curbing Opioid Over-prescribing

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The Opioid Policy Steering Committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ... Click Here To Read More

Canada Releases Updated Data on Opioid-related Deaths

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The United States and Canada lead the world in opioid consumption. Canada is experiencing a serious and growing opioid crisis, with devastating... Click Here To Read More

Spotlight: Representatives Brett Guthrie and Susan A. Davis

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The House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development has jurisdiction over all education and training beyond the high school level as well as poverty programs, the Native American Programs Act, the Institute of Peace, and all matters dealing with... Click Here To Read More

Nominee to Head HHS Expected to Take Over Soon

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Alex Azar, J.D., has been nominated to replace Tom Price, M.D., as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Mr. Azar testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee that he would tackle the rising cost of prescription medications even though he had been a top executive at a major pharmaceutical company.... Click Here To Read More

Kellyanne Conway Becomes White House Lead on Opioid Crisis

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In October, President Trump declared the opioid crisis to be a national public health crisis. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Nov. 29 that Presidential Advisor Kellyanne Conway would oversee... Click Here To Read More

Regulatory Focus: Two New Rules Affecting Oral Health

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ADEA joined the Children’s Dental Health Project and other members of the Oral Health Community in responding to the 2019 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters rulemaking notice, which governs the state and federal health exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act... Click Here To Read More

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