ADEA Washington Update

Congressional Leaders Weigh in on Health Care Matters

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On Dec. 2, the Republican chairs of four congressional committees with jurisdiction over the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump, urging him to keep Dr. Francis Collins as... Click Here To Read More

Capping Medicaid Spending Among Options for Reducing Federal Deficit

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The Congressional Budget Office has issued its latest compendium of policy options for reducing the federal deficit. Released in December, the current volume presents 115 options for decreasing spending or increasing... Click Here To Read More

NIH Calls 21st Century Cures Act Congress’ “Gift to Science”

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On Dec. 13,  President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act. The law provides $4.8 billion in new funding... Click Here To Read More

MACPAC Recommends Five-Year CHIP Funding Extension

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Last month, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment Access Commission (MACPAC) recommended five additional years of federal funding for the State Children’s... Click Here To Read More

EPA Releases Mercury Discharge Guidelines

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized standards to reduce the discharge of metallic pollution, particularly mercury, from dental facilities. According to the EPA, dental offices are largely responsible for the approximately 5.1 tons of mercury annually... Click Here To Read More

DOL’s Implementation of Overtime Rule in Doubt

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The Obama Administration’s effort to update a Department of Labor (DOL) overtime rule faced several hurdles this fall and may be derailed entirely by the incoming administration.

On Nov. 22, the U.S. District Court in the Eastern Division of Texas... Click Here To Read More

Donald J. Trump Elected 45th President of the United States

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On Nov. 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. Despite losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton, Trump carried the Electoral College, bolstered by wins in swing states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. Trump’s victory... Click Here To Read More

Congress Looks at Another Short-term Funding Bill

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Congress has decided to look at approving another short-term fix to funding the federal government, this time possibly through the end of April 2017.

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Congressional Leadership Positions

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Almost immediately after the November elections, Congress came back for a lame-duck session. During the session, Republicans and Democrats held leadership elections to establish their teams for the 115th Congress which begins in January.

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Trump Administration Makes Repealing the ACA a Priority

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Republicans and Democrats alike agree that once the incoming Trump Administration takes office, most provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be repealed.

What is... Click Here To Read More

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