Author Archives: Jennifer Zeitzer

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress on Track to Pass A Budget Blueprint; Acting Secretary Named At Department of Health and Human Services Six months behind schedule, the House and Senate are moving forward on the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget resolution. Congress typically passes an annual budget resolution in April to provide an overall fiscal blueprint and spending guidance… Read More »

Former FASEB President Hosts Forum Highlighting Impact of Research and Innovation in West Virginia

Leaders from government, industry, academia, and science advocacy organizations gathered at Shepherd University on October 16 for a special forum highlighting the ways federal research funding catalyzes economic growth in West Virginia. The event was sponsored by Research!America and hosted by Shepherd University President Mary J.C Hendrix, PhD who served as President of FASEB from… Read More »

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Appropriations Bills Stall; NIH Announces Funding Policies Under the Continuing Resolution; Bi-Partisan Efforts Continue on Behalf of Biomedical Research With federal agencies funded under a “continuing resolution” (CR) through December 8, Congress is in no rush to reach an agreement on raising the Budget Control Act caps on defense and non-defense spending. Further consideration of… Read More »

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Congress Funds Government through December; House Completes Work on Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations Bills; Pressure Intensifies to Raise the Budget Caps Following a White House meeting shortly after Labor Day, President Trump and congressional leaders moved quickly to increase the debt limit, keep federal agencies operating beyond the end of September, and provide $15.25 billion… Read More »

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FASEB Leaders Advocate Locally; Congress Returns from Summer Break; Fiscal Issues and Deadlines Will Dominate September Legislative Agenda Although Capitol Hill was quiet last month, members of the FASEB Board of Directors and Science Policy Committee were active in congressional districts across the country. Meetings were held with aides from House and Senate offices in… Read More »

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House Passes “Minibus” Appropriations Bill; Senate Committee Approves National Science Foundation Funding Bill; Congress Adjourns for Summer Break; FASEB Calls on Scientists to Push for Raising Spending Caps On July 27, in an attempt to keep the fiscal year (FY) 2018 appropriations process moving forward, the House of Representatives passed the Make America Secure Again… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

House Committee Finishes Work on the 2018 Spending Bills; Senate Begins Consideration of Appropriations Measures; August Recess Delayed; Moderates Support Raising the Budget Caps House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) did not let lack of agreement on top-line funding levels interfere with his goal of completing the fiscal year (FY) 2018 spending bills in… Read More »