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February 27, 2017 | Daily News

An alliance of drug companies and research advocacy groups is calling for Congress to appropriate $2.8 billion for FDA in fiscal 2018 -- a $78 million increase from fiscal 2016.

February 23, 2017 | Daily News

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget says President Donald Trump should propose Medicare and Social Security reforms in his “skinny budget” that is expected soon.

February 10, 2017 | Daily News

Republicans have vowed to keep consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act that cover people regardless of their health status and allow children to stay on their parent’s plan until age 26, but there has been some chatter that the provision could be stripped or altered in an effort to get more young, healthy adults to enroll in the exchanges.

February 02, 2017 | Daily News

Democrats blasted Republicans over several draft reform bills that would stabilize the marketplace saying the reforms are incomplete and would take the health care system back to the way it was before the Affordable Care Act, especially if Republicans move forward with repealing the health care law.

January 09, 2017 | Daily News

HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, in a cabinet exit memo, said there's a need for the next administration to hike FDA's funding, stressing a need to improve regulatory science, stem antibiotic resistance and create a “robust” agency that could help improve competition in the pharmaceutical marketplace and in turn enable safe and affordable drugs.

December 29, 2016 | Daily News

FDA’s efforts to fill 1,000 vacancies at the agency, boosted by provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act, could be jeopardized by President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed federal government hiring freeze, warned Steven Grossman, deputy executive director of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA.

December 01, 2016 | Daily News

Republican Rep. Tom Price (GA), tapped to serve as HHS secretary in the incoming administration, is pushing for two-year budget cycles, a repeal of pay-as-you-go and a required notice and comment process on all significant guidance documents in a draft rewrite of the congressional budget process.

September 27, 2016 | Daily News

The Senate failed Tuesday (Sept. 27) to advance a temporary government spending bill introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that would fund Zika vaccine development and mosquito control, as well as provide resources for the opioid bill signed into law earlier this year.

August 15, 2016 | Daily News

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced that if elected she would call on Vice President Joe Biden to continue his work on “Project Moonshot,” and urge Congress to approve funding for the initiative.

July 07, 2016 | Daily News

House Appropriations health subcommittee Republicans on Thursday (July 7) blocked Democrats’ amendments to restore funding that the chamber's HHS-spending bill would eliminate, such as money for Obamacare programs, comparative-effectiveness research and family planning programs.

July 06, 2016 | Daily News

The House Appropriations Labor-HHS subcommittee on Thursday (July 7) will consider a $161.6 billion draft appropriations bill that includes $73.2 billion for HHS but cuts prior-year mandatory funds for the Affordable Care Act and freezes new discretionary spending used to run the law.

June 27, 2016 | Daily News

Six former FDA commissioners over the weekend expressed support for making the FDA an independent agency, citing concerns with accessibility to the president, the affects of micromanagement on the agency and the “political maze” regulatory decisions currently need to navigate that keep FDA from taking important actions.

June 16, 2016 | Daily News

Beneficiary advocates are upset by the Senate appropriators' move to eliminate Medicare State Health Insurance Assistance Program funding in the fiscal 2017 HHS spending bill they passed June 9, and one advocate is urging the House not to follow suit.

June 07, 2016 | Daily News

Senators may offer provisions of the Senate's version of the 21st Century Cures Act to the National Defense Authorization Act and the agriculture appropriations bill, a congressional aide told Inside Health Policy.

June 07, 2016 | Daily News

Senators may offer provisions of the Senate's version of the 21st Century Cures Act to the National Defense Authorization Act and the agriculture appropriations bill, a congressional aide told Inside Health Policy.

June 07, 2016 | Daily News

Several public health groups urged lawmakers Tuesday (June 7) to include an amendment in the defense spending bill that would establish a new limited population antibacterial drug approval pathway for antibiotics to treat serious or life-threatening infections, saying the recent discovery of E. coli resistant to colistin, an antibiotic of “last resort,” is a “sharp reminder that antibiotic resistance is outpacing antibiotic development.”

June 07, 2016 | Daily News

A Senate Appropriations subcommittee approved an HHS spending plan Tuesday (June 7) that gives the National Institutes of Health a $2 billion bump, increases funds to fight the opioid epidemic, eliminates funding for the Independent Payment Advisory Board and would fund the Affordable Care Act at 2016 levels.

May 27, 2016 | Daily News

Stakeholders point to the detection of bacteria resistant to a last-resort drug as a reason to accelerate government efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance through increased surveillance and development of new antibiotics.

May 27, 2016 | Daily News

Stakeholders point to the detection of bacteria resistant to a last-resort drug as a reason to accelerate government efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance through increased surveillance and development of new antibiotics. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) urges passage of his bill to accelerate approval of antibiotics for a limited population, and the HHS says the discovery is a reason for lawmakers to move forward with increased funding for efforts to combat antibiotic resistance.

May 17, 2016 | Daily News

The Senate Appropriations agriculture subcommittee cleared a spending bill Tuesday (May 17) that would provide $2.8 billion in discretionary funding for FDA, including a $40.2 million boost for food safety activities.

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