Federal Relations

This Week on Capitol Hill, October 5-9

The Senate reconvenes Monday to take up the fiscal 2010 Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill.  The Senate is also expected to finiah work on the fiscal 2010 Defense spending bill. The House does not reconvene until Tuesday when it will consider a number of minor resolutions.  Later in the week, the House will vote on a bill

Seen in DC

Since the end of July, Washington DC and the UW Office of Federal Relations welcomed no less than eleven faculty and staff from the Seattle and Bothell campuses.  Almost all were in DC to attend professional association meetings, but they were also able to spend some time speaking to representatives of federal agencies and staff of the

This Week on Capitol Hill, Sept 28–Oct 2

Congress continues  to push through appropriations bills as fiscal 2009 ends on Wednesday.  In the Senate:  considers HR 3326, 2010 Defense Spending; HR 2918, Legislative Branch and stopgap spending;   Finance Committee consinues marking up its health care overhaul bill; HR 3548 (tentative), Unemployment aid extension.  In The House:  Considers a bill to expand non-military aid to Pakistan; Considers HR

Application Period Open for UW FY11 Federal Agenda

Today, the University of Washington Office of Federal Relations released its call for proposals for inclusion in the official FY11 University of Washington Federal Agenda. The agenda will serve as the basis for advocacy efforts during the congressional appropriations process that begins early next year. Guidelines can be found by clicking the Federal Agenda Submission

This Week on Capitol Hill, September 21-25

In the Senate: The Senate will debte amendments to the fiscal 2010 Interior-Environment Spending Bill, with votes expected on Tuesday.  A vote on pasage is likely by the end of the week.  The Senate is then likely to consider either the fiscal 2010 Defense Spending Bill or the Military Construction-VA Spending Bill. The Senate Finance

This Week on Capitol Hill, September 14-18

Monday, September 14 Floor Action: The Senate will resume consideration of the fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations bill (HR 3288). Roll call votes are possible after 5:30 p.m.  The House is expected to take up several measures under suspension of the rules. Votes expected at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 15 Both the House and the Senate

House Approves Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill

Last Friday, the House voted 264-153 to approve the Labor-Health and Human Services-Education spending bill for fiscal year 2010. Included in the House legislation is $73.7 billion in discretionary funding for Department of Health and Human Services programs. Funding would increase by $92 million for nursing programs, $10 million for children’s hospitals’ graduate medical education programs,

This Week on Capitol Hill, July 27-31

LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS: Monday: ·        The House legislative business begins at 2 p.m.  To be considered, under suspension of the rules, are a number of bills involving veterans’ benefits, flood insurance and housing. ·        The Senate convenes 3 p.m. to consider S 1436, the Energy-Water Spending bill; no roll call votes expected.   Tuesday and Remainder

Seen in DC

Dr. Mari Kitahata, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Epidemiolgy and Health Services Research at the UW Center for AIDS Research was in DC on June 4th to participate in the HIV Medicine Association Advocacy Day.  She was able to meet with several members to discuss health care reform, federal policy positions and

House Committee Chairmen Release Health Care Proposal

SUMMARY OF DRAFT HOUSE BILL DRAFT HOUSE BILL [Provided by the American Hospital Association] House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller (D-CA) today released their draft health care reform legislation. The AHA is reviewing the language and

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