Tag Archives: United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Bipartisan Health Legislation to be Considered on House Floor; The EpiPen Cost Controversy Continues; A Path Forward for the 21st Century Cures Act; Congressional Pediatric Trauma Caucus Holds Briefing on Injuries in Youth Sports

Legislative Activity Bipartisan Health Legislation to be Considered on House Floor House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy released a full legislative schedule for the week of September 19, which includes votes on various health priorities. The legislation being considered includes H.R. 670, Special Needs Trust Fairness and Medicaid Improvement Act; H.R. 5713, Sustaining Healthcare Integrity and … Continue Reading

Republicans Seek to Attack the Affordable Care Act; Potential Zika Funding Deal in Senate; The Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health Marks Up Public Health Legislation; Updated Medicare Emergency Preparedness Regulations Released by HHS; HHS Releases Plans for Quality Payment Program in 2017

Legislative Activity Republicans Seek to Attack the Affordable Care Act This week House Republicans are putting the Affordable Care Act’s summer headlines front and center.  Both the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, as well as the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, will hold … Continue Reading

Immigration Amendments Threaten Annual Defense Authorization Bill; DOJ Acknowledges it Extended Benefits to Illegal Immigrants Despite Court Order

Legislative Activity Immigration Amendments Threaten Annual Defense Authorization Bill This week, the House of Representatives will debate the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (H.R. 1735), Congress’s annual measure authorizing defense programs. During its consideration of the bill last week, the House Armed Services Committee approved two amendments that would ask the Defense Secretary … Continue Reading

Immigration Reform Unlikely to Move in Foreseeable Future; Administration Appeals Federal Judge Injunction Blocking Executive Actions on Immigration

Legislative Activity Immigration Reform Unlikely to Move in Foreseeable Future After weeks of back and forth, the House and Senate successfully passed legislation funding the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the end of the fiscal year. The final bill did not include controversial provisions blocking implementation of the President’s recent executive actions on immigration. … Continue Reading

HSGAC to Vote on Jeh Johnson Nomination; CIS Tesitfied on Costs of Biometric Exit Tracking System; CBP Regulations Criticized

Legislative Activity HSGAC to Vote on Jeh Johnson Nomination On Wednesday, November 20, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will vote on the nomination of Jeh Johnson to be the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Both Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE) and Ranking Member Tom Coburn (R-OK) support his nomination, … Continue Reading

Possible Nominees for Head of DHS; Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

Legislative Activity Secretary of Homeland Security After Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s announcement last week that she will be stepping down from her position, it remains unclear who will be chosen to replace her as the head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Several names have been mentioned in connection with a possible … Continue Reading
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