ADEA Washington Update

House Committee on Energy and Commerce - July 2018

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Activity pertinent to academic dentistry within the House Committee on Energy and Commerce centers on the opioid crisis and the health care workforce. On June 27, the Subcommittee on Health marked up five bills and several amendments, including H.R. 3728, Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing Workforce Efficiency Readiness Act (... Click Here To Read More

House Committee on Appropriations - July 2018

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The House voted 359–49 in favor of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019 (H.R. 6157), which calls for $674.6 billion for defense and intelligence programs in FY19. The total is $20 billion above FY18. The legislation includes a 2.6% pay raise for... Click Here To Read More

Senate - July 2018

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Replacing Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is newly at the top of the Senate's summer agenda following Justice Kennedy’s retirement announcement. Three Senate Democrats who voted for Justice Neil Gorsuch—Sens. Joe Manchin III (D-WV), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN)—along with Republican Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski... Click Here To Read More

Senate Committee on Appropriations - July 2018

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On June 28, the Senate Committee on Appropriations marked up its version of the Labor-HHS appropriations bill.

The Senate’s Labor-HHS bill provides a total of $181.2 billion in discretionary budget authority—$2.2 billion more than the 2018 appropriated level, including $90.1 billion for HHS (a $2.3 billion increase) and... Click Here To Read More

CMS Seeks Recommendations on Physician Self-referral Law

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Under the Trump Administration, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has sought to reduce or limit many regulatory measures they believe impede care coordination and delivery. CMS issued a Request for Information ... Click Here To Read More

DOJ and HHS Team Up on Health Care Fraud

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Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) launched an interagency taskforce that included federal and state law enforcement officials and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to tackle the opioid crisis. On June 28, the Attorney General and the Secretary of HHS ... Click Here To Read More

Federal Courts - July 2018

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The Supreme Court of the United States’ latest term was packed with news-making decisions, from the same-sex wedding cake to travel bans to voting rights to gerrymandering to public unions and pregnancy-counseling services; the Court was impactful even when the Justices decided not to decide. The term saw a more conservative shift on the... Click Here To Read More

Travel Ban - July 2018

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On June 26, in a 5–4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the legality of President Trump’s Presidential Proclamation No. 9645, saying it does not violate the establishment clause[1]. The proclamation sought to ban travel to the United States primarily by people living in Muslim-majority countries.

The... Click Here To Read More

Spotlight on Title VII of PHSA Funding Push on Capitol Hill

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On July 19, ADEA will host a congressional briefing to examine the impact of funding for dental education and training programs on rural communities and the opioid crisis. Title VII, Section 748 of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) authorizes programs to support and develop... Click Here To Read More

Higher Education Act Reauthorization: Will It Happen This Year?

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Whether the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) will happen this year depends on whether you are in the Administration, in the Senate or in the House. On May 22, Rep. Virginia Foxx, Chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the... Click Here To Read More

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