Health Policy Report (4/25)

Congress is set to begin a new legislative work period this week, with the Senate returning first, later today, and the House tomorrow. Upon their return to Capitol Hill, lawmakers will look to pass $10 billion in supplemental funding to address health-related pandemic response efforts, as well as roughly $50 billion for restaurants and other “hard hit” small businesses. Disagreements over immigration, funding offsets, and global health will need to be navigated before a clear path forward emerges for the COVID-19 funding bill. Meanwhile, Congress will also be ramping up its appropriations activities for fiscal year (FY) 2023, with several cabinet officials — including Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf, and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, among others — set to testify on the President’s budget request for their respective agencies this week.

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POLITICO Ranks TRP Among Top Ten Lobbying Firms for 2022

Thorn Run Partners is proud to officially rank among the nation’s top 10 lobbying firms according to POLITICO Influence — the leading government affairs beat in Washington, D.C. Since its founding in 2010, TRP has consistently ranked among Washington’s fastest growing lobbying firms according to analyses from Politico, The Hill, Bloomberg Government, and others.

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Health Policy Report (4/18)

Capitol Hill Update

Congress has adjourned for a two-week state work period for the Easter and Passover holidays. The Senate will return on Monday, April 25, with the House returning a day later on Tuesday, April 26.

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Health Policy Report (4/11)

Capitol Hill Update

Congress closed out a productive six-week work period last week with final votes confirming Ketanji Brown Jackson to be a Supreme Court Justice, as well as a pair of bills that would implement further economic sanctions and restrictions on Russia. Lawmakers have now adjourned for a two-week state work period and will return from the holiday break during the week of April 25. When Congress returns, leadership will be pushing for a deal to pass the $10 billion Bipartisan COVID Supplemental Appropriations Act (text; summary), as well as legislation that would provide roughly $55 billion for restaurants and other “hard hit” small business industries. However, policy disagreements over immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border and funding for global health initiatives will need to be ironed out before a path forward emerges. 

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