New section Hero Home / Advocacy & Policy / Washington Highlights Washington Highlights New section Washington Highlights AAMC Gives Feedback for Future Pandemic Responses July 2, 2020 Advocacy Trending This Week Health Officials Update Senate Panel on Safe COVID-19 Reopening Measures Four government health officials testified before the Senate HELP Committee with updates on reopening the country amidst COVID-19. House Passes Bill to Strengthen Affordable Care Act The House passed a bill to enhance the Affordable Care Act and reform prescription drug pricing. AAMC Joins Amicus Brief Urging Court to Delay Implementation of New Title IX Regulations The AAMC joined higher education groups in filing an amicus brief to ask the Dept. of Education to delay implementation of the Title IX rule. New section Subscribe to receive weekly Hill and regulatory updates to your inbox. First Name: Last Name: Email: Other Washington Highlights Articles More Stakeholders Highlight Need for Public Health Emergency Extension The AAMC joined a June 23 community letter urging HHS Secretary Azar to renew the public health emergency declaration related to COVID-19. AAMC, Health Groups Endorse National Health Service Corps Expansion Sens. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced legislation that would provide $5 billion for the NHSC. AAMC Advocates for Low-Interest Loans Aimed at Nonprofits The Federal Reserve proposes new low-interest loans for nonprofits in the wake of COVID-19. AAMC Joins Community Letter Urging Continued Investment in WHO The AAMC joined a June 16 community letter urging congressional leaders to fully fund the World Health Organization. AAMC Joins Hospital Groups in Appealing Court’s Price Disclosure Ruling A district court just issued a decision in favor of HHS in a lawsuit challenging CMS’ price disclosure rule, in which the AAMC is a plaintiff. Testimony and Correspondence Testimony and Correspondence Statements, Letters and Comments AAMC Calls for Enhanced COVID-19 Data Collection on Health Disparities AAMC Supports Proposed Framework for Next NIH Strategic Plan AAMC Letter to Congress Urging COVID-19 Interim Relief Package Joint Letter to Congress on Research Infrastructure During COVID-19 Outbreak AAMC Responds to Senate Inquiry on Maternal Health House Appropriators Receive Preliminary FY21 302(b) Allocations New section Contact the AAMC Office of Government Affairs Staff Here Featured On the Agenda In Washington Scheduled hearings and meetings related to academic medicine AAMC Press Conferences on Coronavirus (COVID-19) David Skorton, MD, president and CEO of the AAMC, hosted a virtual press conference on academic medicine’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.