Special Report: Election Brings Many Changes to Capitol Hill

By Jennifer Zeitzer and Meghan McCabe The 114th Congress will begin on January 6, 2015 with Republicans resuming control of the Senate for the first time since 2006, although the House and Senate leadership teams will remain virtually unchanged. At least 59 new Representatives and eleven freshmen senators will be sworn in next month. A… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

By Jennifer Zeitzer “Lame Duck” Session Begins; Appropriations Committees Continue to Develop Omnibus Funding Bill; FASEB Alert Generates More Than 8,000 Messages to Congress Capitol Hill was a mix of old and new faces last week as members of the 113th Congress returned for a “lame duck” session, and newly-elected Senators and Representatives attended orientation… Read More »

NIH Requests Information About Available Training Resources for the Data Sciences

By Bethany Drehman On November 4, 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a request for information (RFI) regarding “Resources for Teaching and Learning Biomedical Big Data Management and Data Science.” Through this RFI, NIH seeks to identify training resources that are already available in areas such as data management, statistics, and computer science.… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

By Jennifer Zeitzer Members of Congress to Return for “Lame Duck” Session; Appropriations Committees Prepare Omnibus Funding Bill; House Leader Outlines 2015 Agenda After spending six weeks on the campaign trail, lawmakers will return to Capitol Hill November 12 for a “lame duck” session to conclude one of the least productive congresses in recent history.… Read More »

FASEB Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014

By Meghan McCabe The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) this week sent a letter to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) opposing HR 4012, the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014. The legislation would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from proposing, finalizing, or implementing… Read More »