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Washington summary May 2017

Health Care Reform On May 4, the House passed HR 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a vote of 217-213. The bill would replace the current Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare). Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) […]

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Washington summary April 2017

Congress Both the House and Senate are home until April 24. Trump Administration On April 5, the Senate HELP Committee held its hearing on the nomination of Dr. Scott Gottlieb to head the FDA.  If confirmed by the Senate, Dr. […]

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Washington Summary: Key issues for the 115th Congress

The 115th Congress convened on Jan. 3, 2017 Some changes are occurring in the key committees and subcommittees that deal with PKD issues: House Energy and Commerce Senate HELP Two Appropriations Committees When we have a complete list of committee […]

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Washington summary: 21st Century Cures is signed into law and more

The 114th Congress is history. The new Congress convenes on January 3, 2017. 21st Century Cures Before adjourning, Congress gave final approval to the 21st Century Cures Act (now known as H.R. 34). President Obama signed the bill into law […]

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Obama signs 21st Century Cures into law

On Dec. 13, President Obama officially signed 21st Century Cure into law. The bill passed through Congress in the past two weeks with strong bipartisan support, with the House voting in favor 392-26 and the Senate in favor 94-5. This […]

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Washington summary November 2016

Congress returned to Washington, D.C. on Nov. 14.  After another break for Thanksgiving, Congress will resume work at the end of November. FY17 Appropriations The continuing resolution (CR) that keeps the government working expires on Dec. 9.  Congress is expected […]

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Washington summary October 2016

Congress has begun its extended recess and will not return to Washington until November 14. The pre-election period provides another opportunity for PKD advocates either to schedule meetings with their two senators and representative or to attend political events prior […]

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Washington summary September 2016

Congress returned from its extended recess on Sept. 6, 2016. FY17 Appropriations Congress will not complete work on the bills to fund the NIH and the FDA for fiscal year 2017 (FY17, starting Oct. 1, 2016) until after the November elections. […]

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Washington summary August 2016

Congress continues its extended recess and will not return to Washington until Sept. 6, 2016. Many critical issues will not be finalized until after the November elections. Only one bill must be passed prior to Oct. 1, 2016. A continuing […]

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Washington summary July 2016

Congress has begun its extended recess and will not return to Washington until Sept. 6. Political conventions will occur in the last two weeks of July. August may provide an opportunity for PKD advocates either to schedule meetings with their […]

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Meet with your elected officials in August

Did you know? Many members of Congress use August recess to hold constituent meetings in their home district offices. Now is the time to schedule your meeting with your elected officials! Share how PKD affects you and your family and […]

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Washington summary June 2016

FY17 Appropriations Congress will not complete work on the bills to fund the NIH and the FDA for fiscal year 2017 (starting Oct. 1, 2016) until after the November elections. Yet, the Appropriations Committees continue to work on their respective […]

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