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On Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, the Senate Budget Committee released its budget resolution for fiscal year 2022. The bill will serve as the foundation for the broad, sweeping spending bill that Democrats and President Biden hope to pass this fall. The bill aims to fulfill many of the promises made by the administration related to

This week in Washington: House in recess, Senate continues to debate bipartisan infrastructure bill, Senate to pass a budget resolution with reconciliation instructions before they leave for recess.

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Bicameral Legislation to Update Food Labeling Introduced
On Aug. 4, Reps. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

This week in Washington: Senate agrees on infrastructure compromise, budget resolution with reconciliation instructions to be voted on.

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76 Members of Congress Request CMS Guidance for States to Extend Postpartum Medicaid Coverage
On July 26, a group of 14 Senate and 62 House members wrote to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator

In late June, President Biden endorsed the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure agreement and discussions will continue over the next month on what projects will be included in the final package. Georgia-based companies, organizations and public entities have an opportunity to proactively engage with members to promote Georgia interests within the legislation. Georgia’s Senators are uniquely positioned

This week in Washington: Senate in recess, conversations continue on infrastructure and administration’s health initiatives.

Bipartisan Bill to Alter Language on Substance Use Disorder Agencies and Programs
On June 29, Reps. David Trone (D-MD) and Lisa McClain (R-MI) introduced the Stopping Titles that Overtly Perpetuate (STOP) Stigma Act, which would change the name of several

This week in Washington: Infrastructure deal struck, but it still has a long road ahead to passage; Senate Budget Committee discussed draft resolution with health initiatives included.

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Cures 2.0 Draft Released
On June 22, Reps. Diana DeGette and Frank Upton (R-MI) released draft legislation that would create an Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health

This week in Washington: Supreme Court dismisses challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

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House Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2022 Bill Schedule
On June 15, chair of the House Appropriations Committee Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) released the markup schedule for fiscal year (FY) 2022 spending bills. The Appropriations Committee plans to take up the

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) survived another challenge to its constitutionality today. In a 7-2 decision, the court threw out the challenge to the law, citing lack of standing by the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs, a group of Republican-controlled states and two Texas residents, argued that the entire ACA became unconstitutional when Congress eliminated the penalty