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Advocacy at a Glance

August 28, 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.

  • CDRH Director Jeff Shuren to Address Alliance Quarterly Meeting (September 6, 1:00 p.m.). Dr. Shuren will discuss CDRH, its mission, challenges and accomplishments. He will also touch on a number of larger FDA issues, such as combination products, diagnostics, and working with other Centers.
  • Congress Returns Soon; Unclear How Long It Will Stay. Congress will return to Washington on September 6, right after Labor Day, and work until they break for campaigning (around October 1). How long will Congress stay in session? Will there be a post-election (lame duck) session? These are still unknowns. The only certainty is that Congress must deal with appropriations (Continuing Resolution or Omnibus) before the new fiscal year starts on October 1.

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