Author Archives: Benjamin Krinsky

FASEB Submits Comments to Senate Agriculture Committee

Following a June 15 hearing on the importance of agricultural research, FASEB submitted comments to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry regarding the forthcoming 2018 Farm Bill. The comments were adapted from the United States Department of Agriculture chapter of the fiscal year (FY) 2018 FASEB Federal Funding Report by removing the specific… Read More »

Senators Voice Support for Agricultural Research at Two Hearings

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue expressed his support for a number of the department’s programs during a Senate Agricultural Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on June 13. He testified on the Trump Administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget request of for the Department of Agriculture (USDA).  In his opening statement, Subcommittee Chairman John Hoeven (R-ND) stated concern… Read More »

House Subcommittee Members Voice Bipartisan Support for NSF at Budget Hearing

House Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee members voiced support and concern on June 7 for National Science Foundation (NSF) funding. At a hearing on the administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 NSF budget request, Subcommittee Chairman John Culberson (R-TX) affirmed his support for NSF and his wish to ensure that the U.S. continues… Read More »

FASEB Thanks Appropriators for FY 2017 Funding Increases

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) on May 15 formally thanked the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for finalizing the fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget, which included substantial increases for biomedical research. In addition to a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill… Read More »

FASEB Submits Testimony to Senate Appropriations Subcommittees

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) on May 12 submitted written testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies; and on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. The testimony, drawn from the annual FASEB federal funding report, provided the subcommittees with FASEB’s fiscal… Read More »

NSF Committee Discusses Grant Portfolio and Interdisciplinary Research

The Advisory Committee for the Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently received an update about a new agency-wide portfolio analysis tool, grant mechanisms, and interdisciplinary research projects. During sessions held at NSF headquarters in Arlington, VA on April 25 and 26, visiting committee members heard from agency staff about ongoing… Read More »

Capitol Hill briefing showcases rare disease research

On March 9, a standing-room only crowd of congressional staff, research advocates, and scientists attended the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Capitol Hill briefing on rare disease research and the critical role the National Institutes of Health plays in supporting discovery. The briefing was organized in cooperation with Congressmen Scott Peters and… Read More »