ADEA Washington Update

Rep. Kevin Brady Named Chair of Powerful House Ways and Means Committee

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Texas Republican Rep. Kevin Brady (D TX) was named to replace newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan (R WI) as chair of the influential House Ways and Means Committee. Brady, 60, is a 10 term member from Texas’ 8th Congressional

House Elects Paul Ryan as the 54th Speaker of the House

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On Oct. 29, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was elected the 54 th Speaker of the House, ending speculation as to who was able to lead the 247-member GOP conference after John Boehner’s abrupt resignation. The 45-year old Republican first worked

House Speaker John Boehner Announces Resignation

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In a surprise announcement, on Friday, Sept. 25, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) announced his intent to resign as speaker and to resign from the House, effective October 30, 2015.  Mo

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Avert Physician Reimbursement Cuts and Extend CHIP

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The House passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, on March 26 in a 392-37 vote. The bill permanently replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), the formula for physician reimbursement under Medicare.

Congress Considers an Update to Student Privacy Law

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A House subcommittee considers major changes to the key law safeguarding student information, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), for the first time since it was signed into law in 1974.
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