January 3: Who Will Be Sitting When the Music Stops?


A new era begins with a new Congress on January 3, 2023.  For the first time since 2007, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will no longer serve as the leader of House Democrats.  However, it remains unclear who will succeed Pelosi as Speaker, as several Republican House members are refusing to support Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), […]

What Happened, What You Missed: December 19-23


Senate Advances $1.7 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill The Senate passed a massive Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 spending package on Thursday by a 68-29 vote.  The legislation to fund the government through September 30, 2024, includes supplemental aid for natural disaster victims and the the war in Ukraine, as well as a bevy of policies related […]

Health Care Issues Loom Large in Lame Duck


The holiday rush commences today on Capitol Hill, with Congress back in session for the first time in several weeks. Following a midterm election that defied expectations, lawmakers face a lengthy to-do list to address this year’s unfinished business before a new Congress begins in January. Here are five items important to health care that […]

Chamber Hill Strategies Launches “That Said” Video Series


Jennifer Bell announces the launch of “That Said” – a series of short videos that provide our firm’s insights into how to make sure your voice is heard.  These videos were made to make sure you are part of the process of making a difference.

Key Primary Races to Watch in August 2022 (8/2/2022)


The long 2022 primary season isn’t over yet.  Starting today, 15 states will hold primary elections over the next 30 days, and the results of some races will be more impactful than others.  By the beginning of September, American voters are sure to have a clearer idea of the importance of political dynasties, and more […]

What Happened, What You Missed: July 25-29


Schumer, Manchin Reach Deal on Sweeping Reconciliation Bill On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) surprised the political world by announcing they had reached a deal on a new reconciliation bill with provisions to fight climate change, reform the tax code, and extend the enhanced Affordable Care Act (ACA) […]

What Happened, What You Missed: July 18-22


Odds of September CR Increase Senate Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Richard Shelby (R-AL) said bicameral appropriators aren’t likely to agree on topline Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 spending levels until after the midterm election in November, meaning Congress will probably have to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to ensure government funding beyond the current deadline of […]

FDA User Fee Process: The Clock Is Ticking


September 30, 2022.  That’s the date the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) user fee programs for drug products and medical devices are set to expire.  Given the “must-pass” nature of user fee reauthorization, lawmakers and FDA stakeholders are using this moment to advance other FDA-related reforms pertaining to the accelerated approval process, promoting clinical trial diversity, […]

What Will the FY 2023 Appropriations Cycle Look Like?


House and Senate appropriators are poised to introduce their Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 spending bills, kicking off weeks and months of negotiations and hearings.   The FY 2023 appropriations cycle notably follows a lengthy FY 2022 cycle that wasn’t resolved until March 2022.  As lawmakers grapple with the midterm elections, retirements, and economic concerns in the […]

What Lawmakers Talked About during the HHS FY23 Budget Hearings


Xavier Becerra made the rounds on Capitol Hill recently in his capacity as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to testify on the Biden administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget request for HHS.  Beyond the secretary’s submitted testimony – which was virtually the same for every hearing – here is a countdown of the top five health-related topics […]