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

Government Affairs and Advocacy

Government Affairs and Advocacy

This Week In Washington

Congress Recesses for August District Work Period

The House and Senate will adjourn July 15 through Sept. 6 for the summer recess and Labor Day holiday. Washington Highlights will resume in September.


House Appropriations Committee Approves HHS Spending Bill

In a markup that extended over two days, the House Appropriations Committee July 14 approved on a party-line vote, 31-19, the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Labor-HHS-Ed appropriations bill. The committee adopted five amendments to the bill approved by the subcommittee one week earlier [see Washington Highlights, July 8].


Senate Approval of Opioid Conference Report Sends Bill to the President

The Senate July 13 approved, 92-2, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 conference report (H. Rept. 114-669), which the House July 7 approved by a vote of 407-5 [see Washington Highlights, July 8], sending the report to the President’s desk for his signature.



Preserving GME Funding

GME ad for right rail

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?


AAMC Ad Calls on Congress to Make Medical Research a National Priority

RMH Ad


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