Make An Impact In Healthcare Distribution Policy

With policy and legislation changes happening system-wide, industry and member participation is essential. The ability of HIDA members to educate and inform key decision-makers has a direct impact on the healthcare supply chain and the provider customers we serve. Regardless of company size or type, distributors play a critical role in the success of HIDA’s advocacy efforts.

Ask Your House Lawmaker to Cosponsor H.R. 6140, “The Fast Pass Act”

Legislation championed by HIDA to expedite the movement of critical cargo across all modes of transportation during emergencies has been introduced in Congress. Ask your House representative now to support H.R. 6140, the Facilitate Access to Swiftly Transport Goods during a Publicly Announced State of Emergency Situation (FAST PASS) Act.

Contact Your Representative
Member Of Congress (MOC) Site Visits
HIDA Government Affairs is here to help you coordinate a Congressional site visit at your facility. Check out these resources to get started:

Resources For Site Visits

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Congressional Relations
Advocacy Resource
Congressional Site Visits: A Step-By-Step Guide
Invite your Senator or Representative to come and visit a Distribution Center in their state or Congressional district.
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Tariffs
GA Alert
USTR Issues Additional Details of Proposed Tariff Increases on PPE & Syringes From China
The Biden administration announced its intent to increase tariffs on $18 billion of imports from China, including face masks, medical gloves, and syringes and needles.
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Congressional Relations
GA Alert
How A Government Shutdown Could Impact Healthcare Distribution
See frequently asked questions and additional resources for the healthcare distribution industry regarding a potential government shutdown.
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Tariffs
GA Alert
USTR Extends Many COVID-19 Chinese Tariff Exclusions
Some of the 77 COVID-19 related Chinese tariff exclusions will be extended 1 year through May 2025.
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Tariffs
GA Alert
Administration Proposes Increased Tariffs On $18B Of Chinese Imports, Including Syringes & PPE
The Biden administration announced its intent to increase tariffs on $18 billion of imports from China, including face masks, medical gloves, and syringes and needles.
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HIDA’s Political Action Committee (HIDA PAC)

HIDA PAC is the only political action committee that exclusively represents medical products distributors on Capitol Hill. HIDA PAC relies 100% on the involvement of distributor members of HIDA communicating with Congress on issues poised to impact their businesses. The HIDA PAC allows distributors to support reelection campaigns of industry champions who recognize the critical role of the medical products supply chain.

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Stay Informed

Getting up to speed on the latest legislative and regulatory activity and policy discussions isn’t as hard as it may sound. HIDA offers a variety of resources that bring information directly to sales reps, managers and executives.

  • Government Affairs Alerts provide updates and action items on priority issues for members only. Subscribe
  • HIDA’s Washington Summit is an annual event that brings industry leaders together in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues affecting the healthcare distribution industry. Learn More
  • Daily Clips eNewsletter keeps you up-to-date on advocacy issues, industry trends and sales tips. Subscribe

Questions? Contact:

Kathryn DiBitetto

Kathryn DiBitetto
Vice President, Congressional Relations
202-714-1233
dibitetto@hida.org

Wyeth Ruthven

Wyeth Ruthven
Director, Congressional & Public Relations
703-838-6128
ruthven@hida.org