Federal Relations

September 21, 2009

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

September 14, 2009

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

July 27, 2009

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

July 13, 2009

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

June 20, 2009

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

June 18, 2009

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,

June 15, 2009

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

May 22, 2009

The Week on Capitol Hill — May 25-29

Congress is on Memorial Day recess until Monday, June 1st.

May 21, 2009

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

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