Washington DC Update News

Below are recent articles from the Washington DC Update newsletter, a weekly Family Voices newsletter that provides the latest on national policy affecting children/youth with special health care needs and their families, and also shares relevant resources and happenings in the field.

Washington Update July 28, 2021

Recess! Members of Congress will be back in their home states for much of the month of August. Despite the term “recess,” they will not be on break or frolicking. August is a great time to connect with your legislators, or their key staffers, either virtually or in...

Washington Update March 18, 2021

The major issues covered in this Update are:  The new COVID-relief law – The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 CDC Updated Guidance for Operating Child Care Programs during COVID-19 CDC Updated Guidance for Nursing Home Visitation “Public charge” rule permanently...

Washington Update March 3, 2021

The major issues covered in this Update are: The COVID-relief bill  Information about the availability (or lack of availability) for non-elderly individuals with disabilities and their caretakers (including the Issue Brief: COVID-19 Vaccine Access for [Non-Elderly]...

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