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Capitol Correspondence - 11.13.18

All of the Election News Ever – What Should I/DD Providers Expect?

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The election will change Medicaid, health care and disability policy priorities as new faces are sworn in in January 2019 for the 116th Congress. But the 115th Congress’ affairs are not yet wrapped up, including 7 budget bills still in the works when it resumes session today on November 13. ANCOR staff have put together a preliminary analysis of what to expect before year’s end, and in the new era of a split 116th Congress. We made you an issue within an issue, breaking into sections our readout of the incoming Republican-controlled Senate and Democratic-controlled House, including: policy opportunities, lost and gained Congressional champions, how the election fits in the broader policy climate, next steps to make yourselves known to your new Members of Congress, and additional resources. See below for the collection of articles!

Unfinished Business – What’s Left on the 115th Congress’ Docket and What Does That Mean for I/DD?

New Year, New Policies: What Are Opportunities for the I/DD Community in the 116th Congress?

Champions’ Musical Chairs: Who’s In, Who’s Out, and Who’s Boss?

Next Steps – How Do You Make New Friends?

Fun Reads for Political Animals