ADEA Washington Update

Tax Reform Moves Forward

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The Senate passed a sweeping overhaul of the tax code in the early morning hours of Dec.  2., moving one step closer to sending the bill to President Trump’s desk for his signature. The Senate bill passed 51-49 along party lines with just one Republican, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), voting against it.  Before... Click Here To Read More

House Lays Down the Marker for HEA Reauthorization

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Earlier this year, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, promised to release legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). Her bill is called the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity through Education Reform ... Click Here To Read More

Federal Government Funding Deal Running Out of Time

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House Republicans released a stop-gap spending bill  that would keep the government open through Dec. 22. The stop-gap bill takes the form of a continuing resolution (CR) allowing for additional time for a bipartisan agreement on top-line spending levels... Click Here To Read More

The Travel Ban’s Ongoing Litigation

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The ongoing litigation around the travel ban continues. Soon the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether President Trump’s latest travel ban against foreign nationals from eight countries can go into... Click Here To Read More

Spotlight on Canada - December 2017

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Children make up one quarter of Canada’s over 4.8 million people living below the poverty line as defined by Statistics Canada. Canada is the only industrialized country with a universal health care system but without a national pharmacy policy, leaving one in 10 Canadians unable to afford filling their medial prescriptions. In a recent ... Click Here To Read More

Congress Narrowly Passes 2018 Budget, Paving Way for Tax Reform

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By a narrow 51-to-49 margin, Senate Republicans passed an FY18 budget widely viewed as having more to do with... Click Here To Read More

President’s Action on ACA Subsidies Breathes New Life Into Bipartisan Plan

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On Oct. 12, President Trump announced he would eliminate health insurance “cost-sharing reduction” subsidies... Click Here To Read More

Federal Judges Undercut Third Attempt at Travel Ban

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President Donald Trump’s third attempt to impose a ban on citizens from certain countries traveling to the United States has been halted by two federal judges. On Oct. 20, U.S.... Click Here To Read More

Save-the-Date for a Congressional Briefing on Health Workforce Programs

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Reliable funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is critical to preserving Title VII programs that are key to educating, training, and diversifying the health care workforce, including dentistry.

The... Click Here To Read More

How Tax Reform Might Affect Higher Education Tax Breaks

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The nine-page tax reform framework released by the Treasury Department on Sept. 27 contains... Click Here To Read More

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