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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – January 18, 2019

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Posted on January 18, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Government Shutdown Continues With the partial government shutdown now on its 28th day, there is no doubt it will enter its second month. Lawmakers are headed home for the long holiday weekend, and no shutdown negotiations are currently scheduled for party leaders. House Democrats spent the week passing numerous continuing resolutions that would reopen the... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – January 11, 2019

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Posted on January 11, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Lawmakers Hit a Wall with Funding Negotiations – Shutdown Continues The three-week partial government shutdown continues without any progress towards an agreement to fund the federal government. Tomorrow, January 12, will mark the longest government shutdown on record as it exceeds the 21-day shutdown in 1996. Congress was in action this week. On Thursday,... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – January 4, 2019

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Posted on January 4, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Government Shutdown Looms Even as House Passes Funding Provision This week, Congress returned from its holiday break for a limited schedule of business as lawmakers were sworn in for the 116th session of Congress. On Thursday evening, the House passed (241-190) a measure to fully fund the government agencies that have been shut down... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – December 21, 2018

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Posted on December 21, 2018 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Negotiations to Secure Funding and Avoid Government Shutdown Collapse At the time of this writing, the federal government is on the brink of a partial shutdown at midnight if Congress and President Trump do not come to an agreement on outstanding government funding legislation. The process began Wednesday with the Senate passing a continuing... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – December 7, 2018

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Posted on December 7, 2018 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Congress Passes Two-Week Stopgap Funding Measure On December 6, Congress passed a continuing resolution that extends current funding for select federal agencies for two weeks. The extension became necessary after the services for former President George H.W. Bush halted almost all legislative activity on Capitol Hill this week. Lawmakers will now have until December... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – November 30, 2018

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Posted on November 30, 2018 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Congress Unlikely to Make Progress on Health Care Bills Before Year-End  As government funding battles overtake Capitol Hill, it appears Congress will not use the lame duck to resolve outstanding health care issues. While the desire to steer clear of health care fights is something different from prior years, outgoing House Ways and Means... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – November 16, 2018

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Posted on November 16, 2018 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Democrats Set to Control Key Health Committees in Next Session of Congress The Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives following the recent midterm elections will significantly change the political landscape for health care issues when lawmakers return for the 116th Session of Congress next year. Overall, the election results will mean divided government... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – September 28, 2018

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Posted on September 28, 2018 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Congress Sends Health Funding Package to President Congress completed the funding package for the 2019 Labor-HHS appropriations measure, which hikes funding for most Health and Human Services (“HHS”) agencies. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted, 361 to 61, to pass legislation to provide $178.1 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Defense,... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – September 21, 2018

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Posted on September 21, 2018 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Hospitals Release Voluntary 340B Principles as Alternative to Legislation The battle over 340B continued this week as hospital groups announced a new voluntary 340B reporting program as an alternative to congressional legislation that would further regulate the program. Under the American Hospital Association-led initiative, hospitals would commit to publicly disclosing their 340B savings annually.... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – September 14, 2018

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Posted on September 14, 2018 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Senate and House Appropriators Nail Down HHS Funding Bill On September 13, a conference committee of House and Senate appropriators finalized details of the fiscal year 2019 Health and Human Services (“HHS”) spending bill, H.R. 6157, which was combined with legislation to fund the Department of Defense. The conference agreement paves a path for... READ MORE

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