Tag Archives: Vaccines

Public Policy Briefing – July 28, 2020

Bipartisan negotiations aimed at producing the next major federal COVID-19 response legislation – delayed by more than a week of infighting between congressional Republicans and the White House – are finally underway. The baseline for the talks: HEROES vs. HEALS, pitting the US$3.5 trillion HEROES Act passed by the US House of Representatives in May … Continue Reading

Public Policy Briefing – July 21, 2020

The US Congress has returned to Washington, DC, and bipartisan negotiations to produce the next significant federal coronavirus response legislation have officially begun. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, representing President Donald Trump, are scheduled to meet this afternoon on Capitol Hill with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and … Continue Reading

COVID-19: US Developments – Implementation and Oversight of CARES Act – June 1, 2020

The Federal Reserve is set to begin providing emergency loans to midsize businesses as soon as this week through the US$600 billion Main Street Lending Program (MSLP) established by the March 27 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The US Senate is preparing to return to Washington, DC to resume legislative activity, including … Continue Reading

Senate Takes Shot At Vaccine-Preventable Diseases; Health Cybersecurity Examined; GAO Reports On ICD-10

Legislative Activity Senate Committee Takes Shot At Vaccine-Preventable Diseases This week, as the country faces a well-publicized outbreak of measles, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) will hold a hearing to discuss the reemergence of vaccine-preventable diseases. The media has publicized the measles outbreak after visitors and workers in California contracted … Continue Reading

eRx Deadline; Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections

Legislative Activity This Week’s Hearings: Tuesday, June 11: The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled “Reducing Duplication and Improving Outcomes in Federal Information Technology.” Wednesday, June 12: The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Yvette Roubideaux to be the Health and Human … Continue Reading
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