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  • Appropriations Update

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 25-Jul-2008

    Despite little progress on appropriations so far this year, the House of Representatives does plan on bringing the Fiscal 2009 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs spending bill to the floor next week. This will be the first regular Fiscal 2009 appropriations bill to receive House floor consideration this session, and could also be one of the last. Last week, the Senate Appropriations ...
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  • BIAA Urges Senators to Swiftly Pass the ADA Amendments Act

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 25-Jul-2008

    As the anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act approaches tomorrow, July 26, 2008, BIAA continues to advocate, as part of a broad coalition of groups, urging Congress to pass the ADA Amendments Act (H.R. 3195) this year, and has just signed on to a coalition letter urging Senators to swiftly pass the bill. This short letter references the recent House passage of the bill by a vote of ...
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  • Congress Overrides Presidential Veto To Pass Crucial Medicare Bill

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 22-Jul-2008

    In a welcome development on Tuesday, Congress successfully overrode the president's veto of key Medicare legislation (H.R. 6331). The bill, which will now become law, prevents deep cuts in Medicare payment rates to physicians, replacing a 10.6 percent cut to Medicare's physician payment rates with 18 months of stable payments. This vital legislation also contains an 18-month delay in ...
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  • Urge Presidential Candidates to Participate In the 2008 Fort Hood Presidential Town Hall!

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 22-Jul-2008

    Town Hall Would Facilitate Discussion of Issues Facing America's Military and Veteran Community, Including Traumatic Brain Injury The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) recently joined a consortium of non-profit organizations dedicated to serving active military, veterans, their families and their survivors, in inviting the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates to Fort Hood, ...
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  • BIAA Urges Presidential Candidates to Participate in Fort Hood Town Hall Event

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 14-Jul-2008

    BIAA issued a press release today urging both presidential candidates to attend the 2008 Fort Hood Presidential Town Hall and engage in an in-depth discussion of the increasingly complex issues facing America's military and veterans community, including the rate of traumatic brain injury among returning service members. BIAA is a member of the 2008 Fort Hood Presidential Town Hall Consortium, ...
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  • Fiscal 2009 Appropriations Process Still Stalled

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 14-Jul-2008

    The Fiscal Year 2009 appropriations process continues to be stalled, as the House Appropriations Committee does not plan on marking up any more bills this summer after a partisan dispute erupted in recent weeks over amendments on energy policy. And while the Senate Appropriations Committee plans to have all 12 of its bills approved by the panel by the end of this month, Senate Majority Leader ...
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  • Surprise Appearance By Senator Kennedy Pushes Senate to Pass Medicare Bill

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 14-Jul-2008

    In a welcome and surprising turn of events this week, the Senate voted by a veto-proof margin of 69-30 to pass a key Medicare bill (H.R. 6311), after a unexpected, dramatic appearance and "aye" vote by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) on Wednesday. Sen. Kennedy had not been in the Capitol for six weeks, as he is recovering from surgery in early June to remove a malignant brain tumor. The House and ...
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  • Urge Your Senator to Support Medicare Package

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 14-Jul-2008

    On Wednesday, July 8, 2008, by a vote of 69-30, the Senate approved Medicare legislation (H.R. 6331) to prevent a 10.6% payment cut to physicians. In addition to preventing harmful payment cuts to physicians, this Medicare bill includes other important provisions which would improve care for individuals with brain injury. These critical provisions include an 18-month extension of the Medicare ...
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  • Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Exxon

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 8-Jul-2008

    ExxonMobil dodges $2 billion payout A Supreme Court ruling this week slashes punitive damages stemming from the 1989 Valdez tanker disaster. In boardrooms across the country, top executives must be breaking out the champagne. Click here to read more….
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