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Public Policy
Public Policy 

VHA Office of Public Policy

On behalf of our members and customers, VHA’s public policy office identifies important issues and advocates for practical solutions from policymakers in Congress and the Administration.

Please see the following areas of interest:


 What's going on in Washington


Congress will return to Washington on Nov. 30 following the Thanksgiving holiday recess facing several sticky issues before the end of the year.

Most pressing will be the need to pass legislation providing funding for the government. Current funding expires Dec. 11, and Congress will have to approve new appropriations legislation to avoid a government shutdown.

Read more in the Washington Update



Cidette Perrin, Senior Director, Government Relations – Perrin came to VHA in April 2001, after serving as director of legislative and regulatory affairs at the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, where she was employed for nine years. Before that, she served as legislative liaison for the National Federation of Societies for Clinical Social Work, a professional association of masters-level social workers. Perrin holds a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in health care administration, specializing in long-term care, from the George Washington University.


 Member Access


Subscribe to Washington Update – Discover the new legislation and changes in Washington that affect your health care organization here twice monthly.

Other public policy resources – Use these quick links to review additional sites of interest.