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This Week in Washington: President Biden Signs Omnibus Appropriations Package into Law to Fund the Federal Government Through FY 2022

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Reps. Maloney, Pressley and Bush Call for Expansion of Medication Abortion Care

On March 15, Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Cori Bush (D-MO) led a group of 12 Democratic congresswomen

This Week in Washington: Congress Passes Appropriations to Fund Government Through Fiscal Year 2023


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House and Senate Pass FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Package

On March 9, the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 omnibus appropriations package. That vote was followed by Senate passage the next day. The appropriations package totals $1.5

This Week in Washington: President Biden Reiterates Healthcare Priorities and Announces Initiatives in his State of the Union Address

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Appropriations Update

The current continuing resolution (CR) funding the government expires on March 11. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) announced that the House expects to consider an omnibus appropriations bill by March 8.

This Week in Washington: President Biden Selects Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Nominate to the Supreme Court

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Rep. McMorris Rodgers and Sen. Burr Oppose Additional $3 Billion for HRSA’s Uninsured Program

On Feb. 22, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services

This Week in Washington: Robert Califf Confirmed as FDA Commissioner

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The House is in a district work period this week.
The Senate is in a state work period this week.

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Short-Term Continuing Resolution Passes Senate and is Signed by the President

On Feb. 18, President Biden signed a short-term continuing resolution (CR), averting

This Week in Washington: Continuing Resolution Moves Forward and Senate Sets Up Vote on FDA Commissioner Nomination this Week

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70 Republican House Members Call for Unwinding the Public Health Emergency Designation

On Feb. 11, House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), leading a group of 70 House Republicans, wrote to

This Week in Washington: House Passes America COMPETES Act

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House Passes COMPETES Act

On Feb. 4, the House voted 220-210 to pass the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022. The bill aims to increase investment in U.S.-made products and strengthen domestic supply chains. Specifically,

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.

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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

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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