Tag: FDA

McDermottPlus Check-Up: COVID-19 Update

This Week’s Diagnosis: The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to drive activity in Washington, DC. This week, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economi...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 06, 2020

This Week’s Dose: Congress authorized supplemental funding to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as the Administration works to speed diagnostic testing. The US Supreme Court announce...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 24, 2020

This Week’s Dose: It was a relatively quiet week in Washington with the House of Representatives in recess and the Senate enmeshed in the impeachment trial. Activity is sure to pick up as so...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 10, 2020

This Week’s Dose: Congress is back in session following the holiday recess, though the exact Senate schedule remains uncertain as lawmakers negotiate the details of President Trump’s impea...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: December 20, 2019

This Week’s Dose: The 2019 legislative session has come to an end. Lawmakers reached a deal to fund the government through fiscal year (FY) 2020, the House of Representatives impeached Presi...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: December 13, 2019

This Week’s Dose: House Democrats passed a sweeping drug pricing reform package and key House and Senate committees announced a surprise billing deal. ...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: November 22, 2019

This Week’s Dose: Impeachment continued to dominate the news, Congress averted a government shutdown, and federal vaping regulation stalled. Congress

McDermottPlus Check-Up: November 1, 2019

This Week’s Dose: Drug pricing discussions continued in Congress. The full House and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee advanced health bills.

McDermottPlus Check-Up: September 13, 2019

This Week’s Dose: The House and Senate are back in session with two weeks to go until the government funding deadline and lots to do. Congress...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: June 21, 2019

This Week’s Dose: Three weeks down, one week to go in this work period. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee is moving forward with its cost containment legislat...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: April 5, 2019

This Week’s Dose: Health care continues to dominate much of the attention on Capitol Hill. Lots of hearings. New coverage expansion legislation. And more state action on Medicaid. <...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 8, 2019

This Week’s Diagnosis: Hearings, hearings and more hearings. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is stepping down. Budget talks heat up. Congress<...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 1, 2019

This Week’s Diagnosis: Congress gets busy. Pharmaceutical CEOs testify and emerge unscathed. The Administration is quiet. Congress

McDermott Plus Check-up: January 25, 2019

This Week’s Diagnosis: Hearings are beginning and priorities are emerging. The shutdown drags on. And updates are trickling out of the Administration.

McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 11, 2019

This Week’s Diagnosis: Welcome back – sort of. The partial federal government shutdown drags on. We are on day 21 with no end in sight...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: December 14, 2018

This Week’s Diagnosis: President Trump clashed with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in a meeting this week about how to keep the g...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: December 7, 2018

This Week’s Diagnosis: Memorial services for President George H.W. Bush were held this week in Washington, DC and Texas. No agreement has been reached on border wall funding, which means Mem...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: November 30, 2018

This Week’s Diagnoses: Welcome back! Members are back in town for a sprint to the finish. Controversy over the House Democratic leadership elections fizzled, with the same faces in the top t...