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This week in Washington: The 117th Congress will be in session on Jan. 21.

Administration

CMS: 2022 Requests for Applications for the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model and its Hospice Benefit Component
On Jan. 8, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model team will host a

Coronavirus Relief Summary

On Monday, December 21, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which includes the highly anticipated coronavirus relief package. The $900 billion relief package includes funding for stimulus checks, unemployment benefits, small businesses, vaccine distribution, health care, education, transportation, rental assistance, and agriculture. President Trump is expected to sign the legislation.

Summary

On December 21, 2020, Congress released and passed its long-awaited coronavirus relief package, which was part of a nearly 5,600 page 2021 government appropriations bill. The $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus is the result of weeks of intense bipartisan negotiations. Congress voted to approve the bill on Monday night, and President Trump is expected to

This week in Washington: COVID-19 relief bill negotiations begin in earnest; Congress works on Appropriations bills hoping to have them passed before government funding ends on Dec. 11.

House

Pelosi, Schumer Support Bipartisan $908B Pandemic Relief Proposal
On Dec. 2, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said they are endorsing a

Bernard L. McNamee, who recently completed a term as a commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has joined McGuireWoods Consulting as a senior advisor in the firm’s Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. offices, and rejoined the McGuireWoods law firm as a partner in its Richmond, Virginia office.

McNamee was nominated to FERC

This week in Washington: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced he is waiting to see who will become the next House speaker before working on another COVID-19 stimulus package; Senate Appropriations Committee releases Republican draft proposals for FY 2021.

House

Minority Leader McCarthy Will Wait for Next House Speaker to Negotiate COVID-19 Relief
On Nov.