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AMIA’s Washington Download is a biweekly newsletter for health informatics policy news and information. It highlights the conversations and activities driving the health policy agenda in Washington, D.C. From legislation and politics to a federal regulations, the Washington Download provides a view into AMIA’s policy priorities, such as health IT safety, data sharing in research and patient empowerment.

AMIA’s Washington Download is the source for health informatics policy news and information from around the Beltway, covering action from the Hill, the Administration and important AMIA collaborators. The editor is Scott Weinberg, Public Policy Specialist who is responsible for planning, initiating and managing AMIA’s overall public policy and government relations programs.

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The Washington Download - Vol. 6 Issue 21

October 18, 2021
Top News Biden Set to Nominate Califf to Again Lead FDA The White House is reportedly in the process of vetting former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner (FDA) Dr. Robert Califf to become the agency's leader once again. Califf had previously headed the agency in the last year of the
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The Washington Download - Vol. 6 Issue 20

October 4, 2021
Top News Congress Avoids Government Shutdown, as Infrastructure and Reconciliation Talks Continue The House and Senate voted last Thursday to approve a short-term government funding bill that keeps federal agencies funded at current levels through December 3 and holds off a partial government shutdown; President Biden signed the bill later
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The Washington Download - Vol. 6 Issue 19

September 20, 2021
Top News Cures 2.0 Sponsors Want to Establish ARPA-H by Year’s End House Energy & Commerce (E&C) Committee leaders say they hope to get Cures 2.0 passed by the end of the year, so that President Joe Biden’s proposed Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) can get up and