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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


WA Members Participate in Baseball Game for Charity

On a rainy Wednesday evening in the nation’s capital, Members of Congress took the field at Nationals Park for the 48th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. Democrats faced off against Republicans in a battle no less spirited than is typically seen on the Hill. Heading into the game, Republicans held an impressive 33-14 win-loss record. However,… Read More


This Week on Capitol Hill, June 15-19

Monday, June 15 ·         Senate reconvenes at 1:45pm.  No roll call votes. ·         House reconvenes at 2:00 pm to take up measures under suspension of the rules.   Tuesday, June 16 In the Senate: Senate will be in session. ·         Appropriations Subcommittees hearings for Fiscal Year 2010 on Defense; Energy and Water; Financial Services and… Read More


APLU Releases Overview of Patent Reform Legislation

Memorandum To: Association constituents From: Robert M. Berdahl, President, Association of American Universities  Molly Corbett Broad, President, American Council on Education  Darrell G. Kirch, President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges  Peter McPherson, President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities  Arundeep S. Pradhan, President, Association of University Technology Managers  Anthony P. DeCrappeo, President, Council on Governmental… Read More


Senator Cantwell Advances UW FY10 Projects

Senator Maria Cantwell has advanced several of the UW’s FY10 priority projects.  While this is just a first step in a long journey, we are encouraged by the support the Senator is showing for the UW.  The next step is to get these and other projects included in the FY10 funding bills, which are currently… Read More


APLU Releases FY10 Funding Recommendations

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has released a set of FY10 funding recommendations, which incorporate figures put forward last in the President’s Budget Request (PBR). The APLU recommendations focus on agencies/program accounts of interest to the higher education community. The UW Office of Federal Relations encourages feedback our community on the recommendations outlined… Read More


Senator Murray Advances UW FY10 Projects

Senator Patty Murray has advanced University of Washington fiscal year 2010 appropriations requests along with requests from a number of institutions in the state of Washington. The development is important, but not the final step in securing support for the projects selected. The FY10 appropriations process will play out over the course of the summer… Read More