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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 »

FASEB releases fiscal year 2018 federal funding recommendations

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has released its annual funding recommendations for fiscal year (FY) 2018. FASEB recommends substantial increases in the budgets of several federal scientific agencies in order to bolster American biological and biomedical research.  Commenting on the need for increased U.S. investment in science, the report states: “Advances… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

House and Senate Committees Approve 2017 Spending Bills; Increases Proposed for Agriculture and Veterans Research, Department of Energy Office of Science, and National Science Foundation Members of Congress returned to Washington following their spring break and immediately turned their attention to the fiscal year (FY) 2017 spending bills. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY)… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

House Leaders Continue Budget Negotiations; Appropriations Committees Focus on Spending Bills; Congressional Champions Circulate Letters Requesting Increased Funding for Research Although congressional leaders were hoping that the fiscal year (FY) 2017 appropriations process would proceed smoothly following passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) last fall, it appears that not everyone got the memo. For… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop: President Obama’s Budget Edition

On February 9, President Barack Obama released his fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget fleshing out the details of the proposals he outlined in his State of the Union address. Under the President’s proposal, overall funding for research and development (R&D) would rise to $152 billion, an increase of $6 billion (four percent) over enacted FY… Read More »

FASEB thanks Congress for investing in research

The fiscal year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill brings a significant boost in funding for biomedical research and recognizes the importance of science for the nation’s future, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology wrote in letters to congressional leaders thanking them for passing the legislation. In addition to being the most encouraging budget outcome for the… Read More »

Inside the Beltway Scoop: Omnibus Edition

Early Thursday, the United States House of Representatives appropriations committee released the fiscal year 2016 omnibus appropriations bill. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is thrilled to report that the spending bill includes increases for all of the federal science agencies. The legislation contains a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes… Read More »