ADEA Washington Update

Federal Appropriations Update

Funding, House, Senate, HHS, Education | Permanent link

Congress is combining two or more of the 12 separate appropriations bills to expedite floor consideration and accommodate the President’s expressed aversion to omnibus funding legislation. The Senate combined the Department of Defense (DoD) appropriations bill and the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies... Click Here To Read More

New Map Shows Opioid Prescribing Rates by Congressional District

House, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse, Public Health | Permanent link

A new report published in the American Journal of Public Health provides an interactive map of opioid prescribing rates by congressional district. The highest rate of prescribing was in the fourth congressional district of Alabama, with 166.69 prescriptions... Click Here To Read More

House Democrats Want Students to Aim Higher

Legislation, House, Education, Higher Education | Permanent link

House Democrats unveiled the Aim Higher Act (H.R. 6543) shortly before they left for the August district work period. They assert the bill will give students the opportunity to go to college debt free without compromising the quality of their education. The proposed bill is... Click Here To Read More

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Delta Health Care Services Grant Program

Public Health | Permanent link

Funding opportunities exist throughout the federal government for academic and practicing dentists. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service is inviting applications for its Delta Health Care Services Grant Program.... Click Here To Read More

Foreign Student Immigration Policy Challenges

Graduate Students | Permanent link

The Trump Administration recently made regulatory changes that affect foreign students and entrepreneurs. Earlier this year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) made it more... Click Here To Read More

Changes May Be Coming to High-Deductible Health Plans and Catastrophic Plans

ACA, Legislation, House, Senate, HHS | Permanent link

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is promoting high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) that can be used in conjunction with tax-favored health savings accounts (HSAs) on the HealthCare.gov exchange. The IRS defines an HDHP as any plan with a deductible of at least $1,350 for an individual or $2,700 for a family. HHS claims... Click Here To Read More

Secretary DeVos Seeks to End Gainful Employment Regulations

Education, Financial Aid, Gainful Employment, Higher Education | Permanent link

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proposes to rescind the gainful employment (GE) regulations, which establish the eligibility requirements for a program that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation, including the... Click Here To Read More

Four Cities Sue Trump Administration for Allegedly Undermining the Affordable Care Act

ACA, HHS, Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Court | Permanent link

Four cities filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration, claiming the president is intentionally undermining the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and violating a Constitutional duty to faithfully execute existing law. “Having... Click Here To Read More

Spotlight on ADEA Advocacy: Supporting Oral Health on Capitol Hill

Advocacy, House, Senate, Events, NIH, NIDCR, Oral Health | Permanent link

Dental educators, researchers and students from around the country will gather in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18 for the 2018 ADEA Advocacy Day. The event will take place just as Congress takes action on FY19 appropriations, creating the most opportune time for ADEA members to... Click Here To Read More

Republicans Introduce SUCCEEDS Act to Address Dreamers

Legislation, Senate | Permanent link

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

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