The 118th Congress was sworn in earlier this month. It started off in historic fashion with a protracted fight on the House floor to elect a Speaker of the House, which Kevin McCarthy ultimately achieved on the 15th ballot. With Republicans controlling the House, and Democrats holding the White House and an expanded margin in the Senate, Congress will have to bridge the partisan gap to ensure the government remains open and in possession of its full faith and credit.

Healthcare will of course be a major focus for the 118th Congress. At DPC will be working hard with our advocates and Congressional leaders to highlight the importance of access to private insurance and Medigap plans for ESRD patients as well as many other priorities to improve patient quality of life. For more information on how you can get involved please visit our webpage at