Author Archives: Jennifer Zeitzer

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Cabinet Officials Defend Administration Budget Requests; Work Begins on Fiscal Year 2018 Spending Bills; Treasury Secretary Adjusts Debt Ceiling Timeline Cabinet officials who visited Capitol Hill recently to defend the Trump Administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget request encountered bipartisan concerns about proposed funding cuts for science agencies. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)… Read More »

Frank Krause Named FASEB Executive Director

Following a nationwide search, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) announced on June 5 that Frank J. Krause, Jr. has been named executive director. Krause will join the Federation in late July. “We are absolutely delighted that Frank will be joining FASEB. His expertise in professional society and association operations and deep… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Members of Congress returned to Capitol Hill following the Memorial Day recess knowing that they have much to accomplish and little time to get it all done. Until the long summer break begins on July 31, legislators are expected to concentrate on finalizing the repeal and possible replacement of the Affordable Care Act, significant changes… Read More »

Special Report: President Donald J. Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request

The White House Office of Management and Budget on May 23 released the Trump Administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget proposal. Titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” the budget balances over ten years, reduces the debt as a percentage of GDP to the lowest level since 2010, and increases funding for defense by cutting… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Begins the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Process; Senators Express Concerns About Proposed Cuts for Domestic Agencies; Bipartisan Letter Urges Appropriations Committee to Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health Several months behind their normal schedule, the House and Senate appropriations committees have begun the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget process following the release… Read More »

FASEB Leaders Engage In Local Advocacy

Several researchers took advantage of Congress’s recent spring break recess to connect with their elected officials while they were at home. On April 19, Laura Niedernhofer, MD, PhD, an associate professor at The Scripps Research Institute Florida and Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Board member, participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Passes Bill Including Funding Increases for Research Agencies; President’s Budget Proposal Expected in Late May; Senators Advocate for the National Institutes of Health It took three “continuing resolutions,” protracted negotiations over nearly a year, and the threat of a government shutdown, but Congress finally approved an omnibus appropriations bill (HR 244) seven months after… Read More »