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 impact PKD...

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...

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 are holding...

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, the...

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....