This Week in Washington: Senate HELP Committee Chair Patty Murray and Ranking Member Richard Burr Release Discussion Draft of Bipartisan Pandemic and Public Health Response Bill

The House has a district work period this week.


Bicameral Democratic Health Committee Members Express Support for Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2023

On Jan. 27,

This week in Washington: Supreme Court Rules on Biden Administration Vaccine Mandates


House Democrats Introduce Bill to Increase Access to At-Home COVID-19 Tests

On Jan. 12, Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Dina Titus (D-NV), Joe Morelle (D-NY) and Kaiali’i Kahele (D-HI) introduced the Free At-Home Tests for All Act. The bill would require the Department

This week in Washington: Build Back Better Negotiations on Hold


Reps. DelBene and Bucshon Call for Investment in KidneyX Initiative

On Dec. 20, Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Larry Bucshon (R-IN), co-chairs of the Congressional Kidney Caucus, led a group of 18 members of Congress in a letter requesting that the Biden administration invest

This week in Washington: President Biden acknowledges that the Build Back Better Act might not pass Congress this year.


The House and Senate are in recess.


On Dec. 14, the House and Senate passed the debt ceiling increase, averting a default.


Senate Passes the Methamphetamine Response Act of 2021

On Dec. 13,

This week in Washington: Congress passes continuing resolution, funding the government until Feb. 18.


Reps. McMorris Rodgers and Comer Request Information on Biden Administration Compliance With COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

On Nov. 23, Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (D-WA-5) and James Comer (R-KY-1) wrote to the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

This week in Washington: House passes reconciliation package.


House Passes Reconciliation Package

On Nov. 19, the House passed the $1.7 trillion reconciliation package with a vote of 220-213. Votes came the morning after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) published a complete cost estimate of the reconciliation package, also called the Build Back Better (BBB)

This week in Washington: CBO Scores Reconciliation Package While House Waits.


Reconciliation Update 

In a Nov. 9 post, Congressional Budget Committee (CBO) Director Phillip Swagel said the CBO is in the process of preparing a cost estimate for the $1.75 trillion social spending reconciliation package. Swagel stated that the CBO will release estimates for

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On Nov. 2, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule to update the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and address other Medicare Part B issues for Calendar Year (CY) 2022. The rule, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2022, retains proposed changes concerning telehealth and important updates to the Medicare