Login

Forgot password?
Sign up today and your first download is free.
REGISTER

Congress

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.

August 31, 2020 | Daily News

The House Energy & Commerce Committee announced Monday (Aug. 31) that it will hold a public hearing with FDA chief Stephen Hahn in September, coming after committee heads held a phone briefing with Hahn and other top agency officials to address the agency’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and FDA’s reputation as an independent agency.

August 28, 2020 | Daily News

A group of Democratic senators wrote to FDA Thursday (Aug. 27) requesting whether the agency is tracking adverse events and monitoring the use of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients after state reports revealed some nursing home residents were given the investigational therapy without proper authorization or consent.

August 28, 2020 | Daily News

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wrote to FDA Thursday (Aug. 27) asking how it notifies medical providers when emergency use authorizations are revoked or changed, and whether there are consequences for companies or providers that continue to distribute and use products after an EUA is revoked.

August 26, 2020 | Daily News

FDA chief Stephen Hahn has not responded to Senate Republicans’ requests for more information on why the agency decided to revoke emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine in June, and then to subsequently reject Henry Ford Health System’s request to reissue the authorization.

August 24, 2020 | Daily News

Key House Energy & Commerce Committee Democrats wrote to FDA chief Stephen Hahn Monday (Aug. 24) raising concerns President Donald Trump and the White House have stepped up political pressure on the agency and asking how Hahn is protecting the agency’s credibility.

August 21, 2020 | Daily News

HHS and Capitol Hill staffers say, despite a Wall Street Journal article to the contrary, HHS is not planning to reverse its controversial policy on having hospitals report COVID-19 data to HHS instead of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

August 21, 2020 | Daily News

As the House geared up to vote this weekend on legislation to provide funding for the U.S. Postal Service, a group of Democrats that view themselves as fiscally responsible want bicameral leaders to resume stalled discussions on the next COVID-19 stimulus package.

August 20, 2020 | Daily News

House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) demanded a briefing from HHS Secretary Alexander Azar on why the department decided it will no longer require laboratory developed tests to undergo FDA premarket reviews before coming to market.

August 19, 2020 | Daily News

As Senate Republicans and House Democrats remained deadlocked over the scope of the next COVID-19 stimulus package, Senate Republicans are floating a scaled-back version of their relief package that includes new funding for the U.S. Postal Service but still no funding for states.

August 14, 2020 | Daily News

A bicameral bill would improve data collection on COVID-19's impacts on pregnant and postpartum people, coming after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in June that pregnant people may face higher risks of severe COVID-19.

August 13, 2020 | Daily News

House Energy & Commerce Democrats on Thursday (Aug. 13) asked five major health insurers and four dental insurance companies to explain their profits, coverage policies and practices during the COVID-19 pandemic -- a probe Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) recently signaled would be launched as company after company reported record-setting second quarter profits, largely driven by the steep decline in utilization amid the pandemic.

August 13, 2020 | Daily News

Two Senate health committee Democrats are asking the Congressional Budget Office to rethink its view that a chunk of the short-term limited-duration insurance (STLDI) plans allowed by the Trump administration should be considered as health insurance.

August 12, 2020 | Daily News

It is unlikely Congress or the administration could effectively implement a nationwide mask mandate to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, Wen Shen, a legislative attorney for the Congressional Research Service, writes in a recent legal paper.

August 12, 2020 | Daily News

It is unlikely Congress or the administration could effectively implement a nationwide mask mandate to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, Wen Shen, a legislative attorney for the Congressional Research Service, writes in a recent legal paper.

Pages