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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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Washington Summary November 2018

Congress reconvened on Nov. 13. Between now and the end of the year, Congress needs to complete work on several appropriations bills, none of which have a direct impact on PKD patients. Post-Election Update Democrats will control the House of […]

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Washington Summary October 2018

The House of Representatives will reconvene on Nov. 13. The Senate remains in session as of Oct. 11. On Sept. 18, the Senate by a vote of 93-7 approved HR 6157, which will fund the Departments of Defense (DOD), Labor […]

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Washington Summary September 2018

Both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate reconvened after Labor Day. Completion of work on appropriations for fiscal year 2019 (FY19) is a top priority. On Sept. 13, a joint House-Senate conference committee completed work on a massive bill […]

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Washington Summary July 2018

Department of Defense Peer Review Medical Research Program PKDF has asked Congress to return PKD to the list of eligible research programs under the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) and to designate $20 million specifically for […]

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