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September 21, 2020 | Daily News

House Democrats on Monday (Sept. 21) introduced a continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 11 that includes Medicare and Medicaid funding extensions supported by the White House.

September 18, 2020 | Daily News

HHS Secretary Alex Azar missed House Energy & Commerce Democratic leaders’ Friday (Sept. 18) deadline to brief them on his role in a slew of reported efforts by HHS political appointees to change scientific documents and communications coming out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and on how he would prevent future political interference.

September 18, 2020 | Daily News

The White House has blocked FDA chief Stephen Hahn from testifying before the House Energy & Commerce Committee, E&C Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and health subcommittee Chair Anna Eshoo (D-CA) said Friday (Sept. 18).

September 18, 2020 | Daily News

The House has pushed back its highly anticipated floor vote on a bill that would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act -- a bill experts have asserted would take authority away from the Drug Enforcement Administration and potentially put it into the hands of FDA.

September 16, 2020 | Daily News

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Wednesday (Sept. 16) the administration will release its health care plan via executive order but with a legislative component sometime before the election, responding to queries about President Donald Trump’s repeated claims a proposal is on the way.

September 16, 2020 | Daily News

HHS’ top communications official, Michael Caputo, is taking a 60-day leave of absence following his reported efforts to alter scientific data coming out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and his senior policy advisor, Paul Alexander, who accused CDC of intentionally undermining the president, will leave the department, HHS announced Wednesday (Sept. 16).

September 15, 2020 | Daily News

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (NY) on Tuesday called for HHS Secretary Alex Azar to resign as controversy swelled up over news that a politically appointed HHS press secretary has sought to alter COVID-19 scientific data coming out of HHS to match the president’s messaging.

September 14, 2020 | Daily News

House Energy & Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and oversight subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) on Monday (Sept. 14) demanded HHS Secretary Alex Azar participate in an immediate briefing to respond to reports that appointees from the White House are working to review and change scientific COVID-19 public health reports and quiet public health officials.

September 11, 2020 | Daily News

The House Energy & Commerce Committee is demanding information from HHS after reports came out in late August that the Trump administration has put out bids for a $250 million-plus communications contract to create a COVID-19 campaign in the months leading up to the election.

September 10, 2020 | Daily News

The House Energy & Commerce Committee passed 26 health bills on Wednesday (Sept. 9), including three meant to boost Medicare patient protections and mental health services, sending them to the House floor.

September 10, 2020 | Daily News

Eight high-level FDA officials, including drug center director Janet Woodcock who is currently playing an integral role in Operation Warp Speed, penned an op-ed on Thursday (Sept. 10) in a bid to reaffirm that FDA is an independent agency and reassure the public that agency reviewers will be guided by science in their COVID-19 therapy and vaccine decisions.

September 10, 2020 | Daily News

A slimmed-down version of the Senate Republicans’ coronavirus relief bill died as expected in the Senate on Thursday (Sept. 10) after a vote to end debate on the legislation failed, 52-47, with every Democrat voting against the bill.

September 10, 2020 | Daily News

The White House budget office wouldn’t object if Congress includes in an upcoming continuing resolution a provision to extend funding for FDA’s rare pediatric disease priority review voucher program, according to a document obtained by sister news site Inside Defense.

September 10, 2020 | Daily News

The House Energy & Commerce Committee on Wednesday (Sept. 9) sent to the House floor a bipartisan bill that would require FDA and the National Institute on Drug Abuse to issue guidelines on the production of marijuana, as part of the legislation’s larger goal to make marijuana accessible to researchers for medical purposes.

September 09, 2020 | Daily News

The White House is asking Congress to fund certain so-called Medicare and Medicaid extenders -- most of which are set to run through Nov. 30 -- as part of an expected continuing resolution to keep the government open in fiscal 2021, and an Office of Management and Budget document obtained by sister news service Inside Defense also says the White House would consider other policies that often ride along with the extenders, like a delay in cuts to Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payments.

September 08, 2020 | Daily News

Senate Republicans on Tuesday (Sept. 8) unveiled their latest coronavirus relief package, a more targeted approximately $500 billion version of their previous proposals from earlier this summer, with liability protections for health care facilities, paycheck protection program money and funding for state COVID-19 testing.

September 04, 2020 | Daily News

Four key dietary supplement industry groups are throwing their support behind a bipartisan House bill that would allow hemp-derived cannabidiol and any other hemp-derived ingredient to be used in dietary supplements.

September 03, 2020 | Daily News

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), chair of the House oversight committee’s consumer policy subcommittee, and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) are urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to encourage college campuses to go tobacco-free after a recent study showed that 13- to 24-year-olds who smoke both cigarettes and e-cigarettes are seven times more likely than non-smokers to be diagnosed with COVID-19.

September 02, 2020 | Daily News

The insurers and patient groups who claim the Trump administration’s rule promoting longer-duration short-term insurance plans undermines the Affordable Care Act are asking a full federal appeals court to review last month’s 2-1 appeals court decision in favor of the administration.

September 02, 2020 | Daily News

Two days after House Energy & Commerce Democrats asked the administration to let FDA chief Stephen Hahn testify before the panel this month, the GOP-led Senate health committee announced it will hear from key HHS officials, including Hahn and National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, at hearings slated for Sept. 9 and 23.

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