Join Us to Urge CMS to Reconsider SNF Initiative, Including Minimum Staffing Requirements

June 9, 2022

In response to the Biden administration’s recent announcement of an extensive nursing home initiative, Lutheran Services in America wrote to CMS outlining our strong concerns..

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Negotiations Remain Behind The Scenes As Another Deadline To Move President Biden’s Agenda Passes

May 27, 2022

Democrats are set to blow through the soft Memorial Day deadline for reaching a deal with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on a slimmed-down budget reconciliation..

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All Eyes on Schumer and Manchin as Efforts to Reach a Reconciliation Deal Continue

May 20, 2022

The fate of Senate Democrats’ yearlong drama over the party’s signature bill essentially boils down to two people: Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin.

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Democrats Continue to Search for a Deal on Their Domestic Agenda

May 5, 2022

The White House began this week with a modest goal for resuscitating its domestic agenda: get Joe Manchin to the negotiating table.

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Congress Prepares for the President’s Budget

March 24, 2022

Congress is only a couple weeks removed from passing the $1.5 trillion government spending bill but is already anticipating the official release of the President’s..

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Democrats Debate Priorities After Passage of Government Funding Bill

March 17, 2022

Although Congress has had some surprising bipartisan success recently, Democrats are still hoping to salvage something from the Build Back Better Act.

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Renewed Chance for Home and Community Based Services Funding Surfaces, as Congress Passes Government Funding Bill

March 11, 2022

Congress stared down another funding deadline on Friday but reached a deal on a $1.5 trillion long-term spending package late Thursday night.

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Ukraine and the Economy Dominate State of the Union Address as Focus Shifts Away from Build Back Better Act

March 4, 2022

The President and Democrats in Congress are attempting to balance aid to Ukraine and sanctions on Russia with their desire to pass at least some..

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Biden Administration Considers Winding Down the Public Health Emergency

February 25, 2022

The Biden administration considers winding down the public health emergency, the CDC will significantly ease pandemic mask guidelines, and the administration announces new actions to..

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