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Advocacy at a Glance

February 15, 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.

  • Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Membership Announced. This week members of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee were announced for the 113th Congress.
    Democratic Members Republican Members
    Senator Mark Pryor (AR) (Chairman) Senator Roy Blunt (MO) (Ranking)
    Senator Tom Harkin (IA) Senator Thad Cochran (MS)
    Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) Senator Mitch McConnell (KY)
    Senator Tim Johnson (MT) Senator Susan Collins (ME)
    Senator Jon Tester (MT) Senator Jerry Moran (KS)
    Senator Tom Udall (NM) Senator John Hoeven (ND)
    Senator Jeff Merkley (OR)
  • Hill Meetings.  Next week the Alliance is continuing its meetings with the staff of House and Senate Agriculture Appropriators regarding FDA funding in the sequester and the FY 2013 and FY 2014 appropriations cycles.
  • Sequester Update.  The House and Senate — Republicans and Democrats — continue to maneuver with various statements and proposals to replace the sequester scheduled to take effect on March 1.  Meantime, both House and Senate are in recess next week. Read today’s Analysis and Commentary to find more details.

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