Tag Archives: Appropriations

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 »

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 »

FASEB releases updated resources and analyses: science funding and employment

Analyses show NIH grant funding improved in FY 2016; can the progress be maintained? The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released updated information on research funding trends for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and on the education and employment of biological and medical scientists. Analyses of NIH grant funding show increases… 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 »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

115th Congress Convenes; Senate Introduces Budget Resolution Preserving 2017 Spending Cap; Trump Budget Expected in the Spring; House and Senate Committees Welcome New Members On January 3, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) presided over the opening of the 115th Congress, welcoming more than 60 new legislators to Capitol… Read More »

National Academies’ Next Generation Researchers Initiative gets underway

The first meeting of a National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine study on the difficulties young biomedical researchers face trying to establish and maintain careers as independent scientists took place in Washington, DC, on January 9. The Next Generation Researchers Initiative aims to evaluate numerous factors affecting the transition to independent research careers, including… Read More »

FASEB analysis: Which political party is better for biomedical research?

Does the National Institutes of Health (NIH) fare better when Democrats or Republicans are in control? An analysis from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) examined the NIH budget over the last 35 years and failed to find a strong correlation between the party in the White House or in control of… Read More »