ADEA Washington Update

ADEA Reaffirms Commitment to DACA Recipients

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Nearly two months after President Trump decided to terminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), ADEA, along with over 80 other groups, has signed onto a letter calling on Congress to enact legislation to protect the hundreds of thousands of undocumented people brought to the United States as children and raised... Click Here To Read More

Trump Declares Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency

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On Oct. 26, President Donald Trump declared widespread opioid abuse a public health emergency.... Click Here To Read More

Secretary DeVos Raises Standard of Evidence in Campus Sexual Assault Cases

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New guidance issued by the Department of Education (ED) rescinds 2011 guidance issued by the Obama Administration, which lowered the standard of evidence in campus sexual assault claims to a “preponderance of evidence,” the lowest evidentiary standard and one that many lawyers said made it almost impossible to clear an innocent... Click Here To Read More

Prime Minister Trudeau Spotlights Women’s Rights During NAFTA Talks

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A renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) should have strong protections for women, says... Click Here To Read More

CHIP Heads to House Floor With or Without Democrats

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Republican leaders will bring the much-awaited Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) reauthorization to the... Click Here To Read More

Republicans Introduce SUCCEEDS Act to Address Dreamers

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President Donald Trump’s Sept. 5 decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has spurred a congressional search for a way to legalize the roughly 800,000 undocumented individuals who arrived in the United States illegally as children. The president’s action came in response to a lawsuit filed by... Click Here To Read More

After Hurricanes, Education Department and HHS Offer Aid

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The Department of Education (ED) has responded to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria with a resource guide on federal student aid intended to answer questions from postsecondary students affected by any of the three storms.

The... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Leadership Institute Fellows Visit Capitol Hill

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ADEA Leadership Institute Fellows gathered in Washington, DC, on Sept. 19 to gain insight into the legislative process and advocate for oral health and dental education.... Click Here To Read More

Republicans Reassess Options After Failure to Repeal ACA

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Republican Senators made another last-ditch effort to pass an Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal and replacement bill in the form of an ... Click Here To Read More

Congress Focuses on the Health Workforce and Individual Insurance Market

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In addition to trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Congress heard testimony on how to shore up the nation’s health care system. One House hearing in September focused on trying... Click Here To Read More

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