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Advocacy at a Glance

May 10, 2013

Advocacy at a Glance offers you the bullet point summary of current advocacy issues associated with the goals of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA.

  • Latest on Congressional Timing.  We have been told informally that the House Agriculture/FDA appropriations bill is targeted for sub-committee mark-up during the first week of June.  However, appropriations committee schedules are always fluid. For example, the Homeland Security appropriations bill and possibly Defense are likely to go ahead of Ag/FDA. The timing of our bill will depend on whether those get bogged down. This is a real possibility because the House leadership plans to use an “open rule” process for appropriations bills.
  • Alliance on YouTube.  The Alliance thanks the Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) for an opportunity to be interviewed on ACRO’s dedicated YouTube channel. You can view an interview by ACRO’s John Lewis of Alliance Executive Director Ladd Wiley by clicking here.
  •  Alliance Request for $2.6 billion for FDA in FY 14. We have a new one-page version (plus chart) of the Alliance’s FY 14 request for budget authority appropriations. We are using it in our meetings and discussions with Hill staff and wanted to be sure that our members and media have it also.

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