Advocacy at a Glance
April 30, 2016
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 and House in Recess Next Week. Both the Senate and House are in recess next week. Once they return, they will be working three straight weeks in DC, until the Memorial Day recess. During the recess, the Alliance will be holding its FDA 101 Hill Day. For more about the day and why you should join us for Hill meetings, see this week’s Analysis and Commentary.
- No News on Senate Innovations and FDA Funding. While staff-level negotiations continue, there has been no news from the Hill about the status of the Senate Innovations package. We know that one of the last points of contention is whether there will be mandatory funding for either NIH or FDA and, if so, where the money will come from. There are also apparent disagreements about whether monies would only be for specific projects or for the agencies to generally carry out the requirements and intent of the legislation. For more on the Alliance’s position, please go to the commentary here.