Washington Update

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

Senate Likely to Approve Burwell to Head HHS

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Approval of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), appears all but assured after a bipartisan group of senators on two key committees endorsed her nomination. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), a physician and one of the Senate’s most conservative members, introduced Burwell at a May 14... Click Here To Read More

HRSA Plans to Merge Health Workforce Bureaus

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the $8.4 billion agency charged with improving access to health care for the uninsured and medically vulnerable, plans to... Click Here To Read More

Campaign Promotes Year-Round Enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiated a new push in May to educate parents that they can enroll their children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at any time during the year, and that parents... Click Here To Read More

Faculty Loan Repayment Program Applications Due June 24

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Applications for the 2014–2015 Faculty Loan Repayment Program have opened, and must be turned in by June 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The program, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA),... Click Here To Read More

ADEA AGR Twitter Account - June 2014

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For additional information on issues affecting academic dentistry and dental and craniofacial research in Congress, federal agencies and state legislatures, please follow ADEA Advocacy and Government Relations on Twitter at ADEAAGR; there is much to “tweet” about.... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Accepting Requests for Advocacy Workshops - June 2014

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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 and... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Sunstar Americas, Inc., Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship

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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 policies... Click Here To Read More

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