New section Hero Home / Advocacy & Policy / Washington Highlights Washington Highlights New section Washington Highlights Senate COVID-19 Package Fails September 11, 2020 Advocacy Trending AAMC Submits Comments on Equitable Allocation of a COVID-19 Vaccine The AAMC submitted comments in response to a discussion draft on the equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. AAMC Submits Comments on FDA’s Office of Women’s Health Strategic Priorities The AAMC recognized the efforts of the Office of Women’s Health and agreed the FDA could play a role in protecting women’s health. AAMC, Public Health Groups Urge Reversal of CDC Testing Guideline Changes The AAMC and 225 organizations expressed concerns with recent changes to the CDC’s COVID-19 testing guidelines. New section AAMC, Health Groups Reject Fetal Tissue Research Advisory Board Recommendations The AAMC and 70 other groups urged HHS Secretary Alex Azar to reject Fetal Tissue Research Advisory Board recommendations. Student Loan Payment Executive Order Implemented The Department of Education’s implementation includes new details regarding student loan payments, interest accrual, and the PSLF program during the pandemic. AAMC Joins Letter Supporting Military Medical Workforce, USUHS in FY 2021 NDAA The AAMC joined a letter urging congressional leaders to include provisions to preserve the military medical workforce in the FY 2021 NDAA. New section Subscribe to receive weekly Hill and regulatory updates to your inbox. First Name: Last Name: Email: Other Washington Highlights Articles More AAMC Submits Comments on Health Plans Proposed Rule The AAMC opposed proposed changes to grandfathered group health plans. AAMC Supports House Bill to Protect 340B Hospitals The AAMC sent a letter to Reps. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) and Chris Stewart (R-Utah) thanking them for introducing a bill to protect 340B hospitals. Lawmakers Introduce AAMC-Backed Bill to Support Mobile COVID-19 Testing Units Reps. Mucarsel-Powell and Clyburn introduced the Mobile Options for Testing In Our Neighborhoods (MOTION) Act on Aug. 11 with support from the AAMC. AAMC Endorses Senate Bill Promoting Physician Mental Health and Wellbeing The AAMC endorsed legislation authorizing HRSA grants and CDC information campaigns highlighting the health and well-being of providers. Presidential Executive Order Extends Student Loan Repayment Moratorium President Trump issued four executive orders in lieu of a COVID-19 supplemental package. Testimony and Correspondence Testimony and Correspondence Statements, Letters and Comments AAMC, FASHP Letter on Student Loan Forgiveness during COVID-19 AAMC Joins Letter Urging Senate Leadership to Support COBRA Funding Relief Higher Ed Letter Urging Research Relief in Next COVID-19 Package AAMC Letter to Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board AAMC, Hospital Groups Oppose Payment Rate Setting for Surprise Medical Bills Group Letter Thanking HHS for Renewing COVID-19 Public Health Emergency 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 Podcast: Diagnosing Our National Disease David J. Skorton, MD, AAMC president and CEO, talks with Lonnie G. Bunch III, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, about racism in academic medicine.