ADEA Washington Update

ADEA Participates in ONDCP Roundtable to Discuss Drug Use and Abuse

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ADEA staff met with White House officials and others on Aug. 2 to discuss drug use and abuse as part of a roundtable discussion hosted by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). In July, ONDCP released an ... Click Here To Read More

Immigration Reforms May Impact Student and Exchange Visitor Program

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While it may be too early to assess the full impact on U.S. higher education of the Trump Administration’s efforts to reduce the flow of visitors and international students from certain countries from entering the United States, projected impacts could be widely... Click Here To Read More

ACA Still the Law of the Land but is Surrounded by Uncertainty

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains the law of the land, but the Trump Administration’s failure to clarify whether it intends to enforce various provisions of the law leaves insurers and state lawmakers on shaky ground.

In August, insurers... Click Here To Read More

SAMHSA and ADEA Co-Sponsor Summit on Prescription and Opioid Drug Abuse

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Dental educators, state and federal agency representatives, and individuals from health care organizations gathered together on Aug. 30 for the Dental Schools Addiction Education Summit (Summit) for Substance Abuse and Mental... Click Here To Read More

DHS Pushes for September Showdown Over DACA

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) allows undocumented individuals who arrived in the United States as children, often called DREAMers, to request a two-year deferment of actions that could lead to their deportation. In July, President Trump talked with reporters about the challenge of deciding the future of DACA without... Click Here To Read More

FDA Authority to Regulate E-cigarettes Upheld

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Last month, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia settled a long-standing question when it ruled that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the authority to regulate... Click Here To Read More

ED Adjusts Deadlines for Gainful Employment Appeals

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The Department of Education (ED) announced on Aug. 18 that it will extend... Click Here To Read More

White House Proclaims National Opioid and Heroin Awareness Week

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In a presidential proclamation, the Obama administration reaffirmed its commitment to fighting opioid addiction and declared Sept.... Click Here To Read More

Congress Passes Short-term Continuing Resolution

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On Sept. 29, President Obama signed into law legislation to keep the federal government operating through Dec. 9, 2016.  The short-term continuing resolution (CR) means Congress will have to revisit funding the federal government for fiscal year 2017 (FY) after the presidential ... Click Here To Read More

Senator Introduces Bill to Include Dental Therapists in Certain Programs

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Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has introduced a bill that aims to strengthen the rural health care workforce, S.B. 3190, the Strengthening Our Rural Health Workforce Act of 2016. Sen. Franken added “dental therapist” to language... Click Here To Read More

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