Author Archives: Jennifer Zeitzer

FASEB Releases Toolkit for Scientists to Advocate in Conjunction with the March for Science

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has developed a toolkit designed specifically for scientists to help them become strong advocates for increased funding for federal science agencies. This toolkit arrives in time to provide scientists with information to promote the fiscal year (FY) 2017 omnibus appropriations bill, which will be up for… Read More »

Society for Pediatric Research Briefing on Federally Funded Child and Infant Health Research

On April 25, the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) will hold a lunch briefing on Capitol Hill entitled, “Pediatric Research: The Role of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Supporting Life-Saving Science.” SPR is an active member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). The briefing will be held from noon… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Faces Critical Budget Deadline; White House Submits Additional List of Spending Cuts; Appropriators Question Secretary Price About Proposed Reductions in Research Funding Members of Congress left Capitol Hill on April 6 for a two-week recess, but they face a major budget deadline when they return to Washington on April 24. Funding for nearly all… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Resumes Negotiations on 2017 Budget; President’s Preliminary Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposes Significant Cuts for Research Agencies Fiscal issues dominated the activity on Capitol Hill over the last few weeks. Congress resumed negotiations on legislation that will be needed to keep government agencies operating when the “continuing resolution” expires in late April. On March… Read More »

Capitol Hill Day sets new attendance record

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) brought 55 research advocates to Washington for the FASEB Capitol Hill Day on March 9. Attendees came from 28 states representing 25 FASEB societies and all but one of the Basic Biomedical Science Chairs associations. It was the largest Capitol Hill Day in the Federation’s history,… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Cabinet Nominees Confirmed; Appropriators Solicit Input on Spending Priorities from Other Members of Congress; Brief Trump Budget Expected in March After several all-night sessions over the last week, the Senate approved more of President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees. On February 10, the Senate voted 52-47 in favor of Representative Tom Price’s (R-GA) confirmation as Secretary… Read More »

FASEB joins effort opposing executive order on immigration

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) joined leading scientific, engineering, and academic organizations in urging President Trump to rescind the executive order on immigration. The effort was led by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and culminated in a letter sent to President Trump on January 31. “The executive order… Read More »