Take Stock: Federal Policy Watch

This week in Washington: Supreme Court Rules on Biden Administration Vaccine Mandates

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House Democrats Introduce Bill to Increase Access to At-Home COVID-19 Tests

On Jan. 12, Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Dina Titus (D-NV), Joe Morelle (D-NY) and Kaiali’i Kahele (D-HI) introduced the Free At-Home Tests for All Act. The bill would require the Department

This week in Washington: Congress passes continuing resolution, funding the government until Feb. 18.
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Reps. McMorris Rodgers and Comer Request Information on Biden Administration Compliance With COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

On Nov. 23, Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (D-WA-5) and James Comer (R-KY-1) wrote to the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

This week in Washington: House passes reconciliation package.
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House Passes Reconciliation Package

On Nov. 19, the House passed the $1.7 trillion reconciliation package with a vote of 220-213. Votes came the morning after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) published a complete cost estimate of the reconciliation package, also called the Build Back Better (BBB)

On Nov. 2, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule to update the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and address other Medicare Part B issues for Calendar Year (CY) 2022. The rule, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2022, retains proposed changes concerning telehealth and important updates to the Medicare

This week in Washington: Congressional Democrats reach drug pricing agreement; bipartisan infrastructure bill goes to President Biden’s desk with budget reconciliation bill delayed.
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House Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Delays Social Budget Reconciliation Package Bill
On Nov. 6, the House voted 228-206 to pass the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. The bill now goes to President