ADEA Washington Update

Academic Dentistry, Immigration and the Courts

Amicus Brief, Federal Court, Graduate Students, Higher Education | Permanent link

The first executive order on immigration by President Donald Trump came on Jan. 27, 2017. This order, also known as the “travel ban,” suspended travel from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days,... Click Here To Read More

Opioid Hearings and Legislation Continue

House, Senate, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

Both the House and Senate continue their focus on the opioid epidemic, with more congressional hearings and several pieces of legislation. On April 25, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health hosted a... Click Here To Read More

U.S. Department of Labor Supports Occupational Licensing Reform

Education, Federal Court, Licensure | Permanent link

The most expansive reforms in occupational licensing will undoubtedly take place at the state level; however, administrative officials and federal legislators are creating new ways in which the federal government can reduce licensing barriers nationwide, while paving the way for states to pursue their own reforms.

On April... Click Here To Read More

Will the U.S. Department of Defense Save Public Student Loan Forgiveness?

Education, Financial Aid, Higher Education | Permanent link

ADEA works regularly with coalition partners to advocate for student loan forgiveness. The House proposed higher education act reauthorization bill, the PROSPER Act, planned to cut the Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. The reauthorization bill would also make several major... Click Here To Read More

Spotlight: Why We Advocate for NIDCR Funding

Funding, Research, HHS, NIH, NIDCR, Research | Permanent link

ADEA regularly advocates for full funding for the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). For FY18, ADEA asked Congress for $452 million for NIDCR. The actual appropriation from Congress in FY17 was $425.7 million. However, these requests do not... Click Here To Read More

Affordable Care Act’s Open Enrollment Problems Examined

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Republicans are trying to draw attention to various problems related to readiness, testing and the functionality of the insurance exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as the October 1 start of the first open enrollment season approaches.

On September 10, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health... Click Here To Read More

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