This Week in Washington: Fighting over how to proceed on the debt limit; Congress still finalizing committee assignments


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Reps. Lee, DeGette, Pressley and Schakowsky Introduce the Ensuring Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act

On Jan. 26, Reps. Lee (D-CA), DeGette (D-CO), Pressley (D-MA) and Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced the Ensuring Equal

This Week in Washington: House and Senate not in session, U.S. reaches debt-ceiling limit



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Rep. Frank Pallone Questions FDA and NIH Over Federally Funded Clinical Trial Reporting Compliance

On Jan. 19, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), raising

This Week in Washington: Waiting for the election results from Georgia Senate race; mental health legislation continues to be discussed and CBO publishes option book

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House Rules Committee Meets to Determine Rule for House Consideration of the Jackie Wolerski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act of 2022

On Nov. 29, the House

This Week in Washington: Congress returns to complete appropriations and year-end legislation.

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Expected Committee Changes in Health-Related Committees

With party control changing in the House, there will be changes in who leads the health-related committees. At the House Ways and Means Committee, now-Chair Richard Neal (D-MA) will become the ranking member. Rep. Vern

This Week in Washington: Treasury Finalizes “Family-Glitch” Fix

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Progressive Caucus Members Announce Bill to Rename Medicare Advantage

Two members of the House Progressive Caucus announced they will introduce legislation that would change the name of Medicare Advantage (MA) in order to make clear that MA plans are offered by private insurers. They believe

This Week in Washington: Congress Passes Continuing Resolution until Dec. 16; House Leaves Until After Election; Senate to be Back Mid-October. 

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Following the Senate’s vote on Sept. 29, a Continuing Resolution funding the government through Dec 16 passed the House on Sept. 30 by 230-201. Ten Republicans joined Democrats to pass the legislation