Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

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 »

NIGMS Council Considers Strategies to Bolster Biomedical Workforce

During its September meeting, the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council (NAGMS) – which provides oversight to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – heard updates on programs intended to strengthen the biomedical research workforce pipeline. During his opening remarks, NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch, PhD, introduced… Read More »

FASEB President Joins Rally for Medical Research Hill Day

On September 14, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) President Thomas O. Baldwin, PhD, joined nearly 400 advocates from scientific organizations, patient groups, and research institutions to take part in the Rally for Medical Research Capitol Hill Day. The day-long event, now in its fifth year, was organized to urge Congress to provide… Read More »

October 11 Webinar: FASEB’s New Advocacy Slide Deck

In these times of uncertain funding, communicating the benefits of research that improves the nation’s health, quality of life, and economy is imperative. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, October 11 from 2–3 p.m. ET for researchers, post docs, graduate students, and others who want to… Read More »

FASEB Comments on Future Nonhuman Primate Resources

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments in response to a Request for Information from the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP). ORIP was seeking comment on 1) capabilities of organizations and universities to provide research resources necessary for nonhuman primate (NHP) research, and 2) information on… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

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 »