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). Shutdown means 40% of FDA...

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 116th Congress Democrats will control the...

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 Representatives in 2019....

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 (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and...

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 (HR 6157) that...