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This Week In Washington

President Trump Releases FY 2020 Budget Proposal

The White House March 11 released portions of A Budget for A Better America, the president’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget proposal, with additional details expected the week of March 18.

Bipartisan GME Expansion Legislation Reintroduced in the House

Representatives Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) and John Katko (R-N.Y.) March 14 introduced the “Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019,” bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing the looming physician shortage by increasing the number of Medicare-supported graduate medical education (GME) residency positions.

HHS Secretary Testifies Before Congress on President’s Budget Proposal

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar testified in support of the president’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget proposal in front several congressional committees of jurisdiction.

AAMC Signs Community Letter to Appropriators Advocating for CDC REACH Funding

The AAMC March 7 signed a public health community letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leadership advocating for $76.95 million in funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program in the final fiscal year (FY) 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill.

Responding to the Opioid Epidemic

Opioid Workforce Act of 2018 Ad

While all doctors are trained to treat pain and addiction, specialists in particular fields are critical to address the opioid epidemic in rural and urban communities alike. The Opioid Workforce Act of 2018 would provide federal support to train those specialists.

AAMC Ad Thanks Lawmakers for Bold and Visionary Commitment to NIH

April 2018 RMH-NIH Ad

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