Changes Under Consideration for Technical Expert Panels

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The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is reviewing a report and considering action to modify and expand requirements for federal advisory committees through the Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2017, H.R. 70.

At any given time, ASN members serve on multiple technical expert panels (TEPs) providing professional guidance to policymakers in the federal government, particularly the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). TEPs and other federal advisory groups help inform public policy, and Congress has deemed it appropriate to require public transparency of advisory committee membership and activities.

However, TEPs are among the groups whose

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