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Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), one of two sitting members in the House of Representatives who are also dentists, took to the House floor on May 30 to praise the ADA’s Action for Dental Health.
The 2015 spending legislation would provide budget authority of approximately $156.8 billion. The ADA has requested that appropriators adequately fund federal agencies and programs that affect oral health.
The ADA has learned that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is now reviewing an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule to reduce the amount of dental amalgam that dental offices release into wastewater systems.
A Senate Banking Committee subcommittee chaired by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and the Senate Budget Committee both held hearings on student loan debt on June 5.
President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal to combine graduate medical education programs could inadvertently result in a reduction of money available for pediatric and general dentistry residencies, the ADA and other groups warned the Administration last week.
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