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Washington Summary September 2019

Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) funding  The Senate Appropriations Committee is drafting its 12 funding bills. Congress needs to approve the 12 bills before the beginning of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) on September 30. The Senate Committee has approved its funding bill for the Department […]

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Washington Summary August 2019 

House and Senate return from recess  By the time you read this, the House and Senate will have returned from their annual summer recess. Many representatives and senators held constituent or political events during this period. We hope that you took the time to contact them and to discuss […]

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Washington Summary July 2019

House and Senate on Recess By August 5, the House and Senate will have started their annual summer through Labor Day.  Many representatives and senators will hold constituent or political events during this period.  There still may be time to […]

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Washington Summary June 2019

Next Few Weeks The key issue will be establishing overall spending levels for defense and nondefense spending for the fiscal year that begins on October 1, 2019. Those levels will determine funding for, among other things, health research activities that […]

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Washington Monthly Summary April 15 – May 31, 2019

Topics Covered Fiscal Year 2020 Federal Budget Health Care/Health Insurance Drug Pricing Surprise Medical Bills Important Legislation Advocacy Alerts FY20 Budget A key unresolved issue before Congress will be establishing overall spending levels for defense and non-defense spending for the […]

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Washington Summary April 2019

The House and the Senate are in recess from April 15 through April 26.  We hope that you are taking advantage of this opportunity to schedule meetings with your elected representatives in their home offices. FY20 Budget Request Congressional committees […]

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Washington Summary March 2019

FY20 Budget Request On March 11, the administration released its fiscal year 2020 (FY20) budget. The budget will contain information on the administration’s research priorities, including the NIH/NIDDK and FDA, for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2019. In brief, […]

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Washington Summary February 2019

FY20 Budget Request The administration has delayed the release of its fiscal year 2020 (FY20) budget until around March 11. The budget will contain information on the administration’s research priorities (including NIDDK) for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2019. […]

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Washington Summary January 2019

End of the 115th Congress When Congress and the White House did not agree on seven appropriations bills, several federal departments and agencies shut down on Dec. 22. One of the impacted agencies is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). […]

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Washington Summary December 2018

Congress reconvened on Nov. 13. Between now and the end of the year, Congress needs to complete work on seven appropriations bills. One of the bills funds part of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A Look Ahead to the […]

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