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Learn about policy issues important to medical schools and teaching hospitals, with Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D.

Government Affairs and Advocacy

Government Affairs and Advocacy


This Week In Washington

House Energy and Commerce Panel Passes 21st Century Cures Act

The House Energy and Commerce Committee May 21 unanimously approved the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6) after delaying the mark-up for a day as committee members worked out how to pay for the bill.

Senate Appropriators Approve Subcommittee Allocations

The Senate Appropriations Committee May 21 formally approved spending allocations for its 12 individual subcommittees. The committee adopted the subcommittee allocations, informally known as 302(b)s, by a party-line vote of 16-14.

Senate NIH Caucus Holds Initial Briefing

At a May 19 Capitol Hill briefing, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) officially launched the Senate National Institutes of Health (NIH) Caucus, a new group that seeks “a bipartisan strategy to restore the purchasing power that NIH has lost and provide steady, predictable growth for biomedical research in the future.”

Preserving GME Funding

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Whether it’s an emergency or a serious illness requiring complex care, when life is on the line you can count on America’s teaching hospitals. But can they count on the funding they need from Congress?

Advocacy Launches Ad to Warn of Sequestration Impact


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