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Posted July 12, 2018

Legislation would require congressional review of any tariffs proposed under a national security authority known as Section 232, such as President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum, lawmakers say in statement.

Posted May 21, 2018

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Posted May 3, 2018

The FDA is exploring whether it can move more quickly to require medical device companies to respond to reported problems with their products. On April 17th, the Food and Drug Administration released its Medical Device Safety Action Plan (MDSAP), a series of proposed steps to improve the federal government's oversight of medical devices. Some of the proposed changes, like special controls authority, may need action by Congress.

Posted March 22, 2018

The $1.3 trillion spending bill was posted last night, with Congress now rushing to pass it by Friday midnight.


Posted February 27, 2018

The House of Representatives passed Rep. Robin Kelly's (D-IL) bill, the Action for Dental Health Act of 2017 (H.R.2422). The bill was passed by a vote of 387-13 yesterday.

Posted February 8, 2018

Join us in Chicago during the Midwinter Meetings at two must-attend events that will help you gain insight into the ever-changing world of Dental Support Organizations and build connections with your peers in the dental manufacturing and supplier profession.

Posted February 2, 2018

State of the Union

This week, in a wide-ranging presentation before a joint session of the Congress, President Donald Trump was interrupted by applause 117 times in 80 minutes. Despite this response, much of the Congress remains highly fractured in its view of the Trump administration.

Posted January 22, 2018

Today the Senate and the House of Representatives passed resolutions to fund the government until February 8, 2018. This will allow the federal government to reopen. The President is expected to sign the bill today.

In addition to continuing funding for most of the federal government, the resolution provides for a two-year suspension of the medical device tax. The tax will be suspended until December 31, 2019. (The effective date of the suspension is January 1, 2018).

There’s no need to wait; you can register today for most of the 2018 Dental Trade Alliance webinars, meetings, and events. Plus, be sure to watch our upcoming events page for more opportunities to learn, grow and succeed in the dental manufacturer and supplier industry.

January 12, 2018

As Congress returns to address a myriad of issues left on the table from the previous legislative session, health care remains high on the priority list. Repealing Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) tax provisions regarding the medical device tax is high on Congress' "to do" list.