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In This Issue: Biden administration releases FY22 budget proposal, Senate follows House with return of earmarks, Department of Education higher education regulatory agenda, Title IX rule hearing, state legislatures update and McGuireWoods welcomes Farnaz Thompson.

Biden Administration Releases FY22 Budget Proposal

On Friday, May 28, 2021, President Biden released his FY2022 budget. The President’s budget

This week in Washington: Talks continue on infrastructure, Senate committees moving forward on health legislation, President’s budget due the end of the week.

House

Following Hearing, Democratic Committee Chairs Ask for FTC Investigation into AbbVie’s Pricing Practices
On May 18, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler,

This week in Washington: HHS and CMS nominations move forward.

House

Representatives Ask HHS Secretary Becerra to Extend Deadline to Spend COVID-19 Provider Relief Funds
In a May 11 letter, 77 representatives sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra stating their concern that existing program requirements limit providers

Clayton Cox, former national finance director for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), will join McGuireWoods Consulting’s federal public affairs team as a vice president in May. Well known in the Democratic party for his pivotal roles in the last three presidential campaigns, Cox brings unparalleled insight into the priorities of President Biden’s Administration, as well

This week in Washington: Andrea Palm’s nomination for HHS Deputy Secretary Advances out of Senate Finance Committee, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure’s nomination deadlocked.

House

House Republicans Introduce Drug Pricing Legislation

On April 21, Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduced the Lower Costs, More Cures Act (H.R. 19), which aims to

This week in Washington: House and Senate return from congressional work period.

House

House Energy and Commerce Hearing on Substance Use to Consider 11 Bills

On April 14 at 10:30 a.m., the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing titled “An Epidemic within a Pandemic: Understanding Substance Use and Misuse

In This Issue: Department of Education hosts National Safe School Reopening Summit, Senate HELP Committee holds confirmation hearing for Cindy Marten, and earmarks make their return to Congress.

National Safe School Reopening Summit

On March 24, 2021, the Department of Education hosted the National Safe School Reopening Summit. According to the Department of Education, the