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Word of the Week: Bureaucracy
The OMB and Treasury issued a memorandum of agreement (MOA) in April that established a new interagency process for reviewing certain tax regulations, namely those stemming from the 2017 GOP tax law. And things are working as expected…
This Week: Ways and Means marks up HSA and other insurance-related legislation, CMS releases several payment rules … 340B discussed again … VA secretary nominee moves to the full Senate.
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
The legislature adjourned following a grueling short session on Friday, June 29, 2018. The joint adjournment resolution includes an option to bring legislators back into session Tuesday, November 27, 2018 after the election. All 170 Senate and House seats across the state are contested on November 6. The Democrats seek to shift the power of the legislature, hoping to break the Republican supermajority in November. Once the legislature is back in session there are no restrictions on what legislation can be considered during the post-election session.
The House began its two-week vote-a-thon on opioid legislation. On June 12, 2018 the House passed 25 bills and continued to work on opioid legislation throughout the week. On June 12 all but two of the bills were decided by voice vote, and the debate period for the bills rarely exceeded 10 minutes.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.
GA-18-380: This report examines the progress the progress the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has made improving opioid safety through its Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI).
This month, President Trump announced his plan to lower drug prices. The plan does not call for a major overhaul of drug companies’ pricing practices, but does include some proposals that they oppose. Much of Trump’s plan is in the form of suggested actions, and it will take time for actual detailed proposals to be put forward.