Tag Archives: Capitol Hill

FASEB leadership advocate for research funding in districts across the country

Congress may have been on recess this summer, but it certainly was not a vacation for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) leadership. During August, many members of FASEB’s Board and Science Policy Committee met with elected officials in their local communities as part of the Federation’s successful campaign to expand its… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Senate Committee Recommends $2 Billion Increase for Biomedical Research; House to Consider NIH Budget Later This Month  For months, Roy Blunt (R-MO), the chairman of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee said that he did not want the $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2016 to… Read More »

FASEB Submits Comments on 2015 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act

On May 5, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments on the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. While expressing agreement with the committee’s findings on the importance of science and technology for this nation’s future security and prosperity, FASEB strongly urged… Read More »

FASEB’s Capitol Hill Day Breaks Attendance Record

Despite steady rain and gray skies, 50 scientists from 27 states participated in the largest Capitol Hill Day to date for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) on April 14. Representatives of 21 FASEB member societies and nearly all of the basic biomedical science chairs associations met with more than 100 congressional… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

President Sends Budget Request to Congress; Appropriations Committees Announce Deadlines for Fiscal Year 2016 Requests; Bills Introduced to Increase Funding for Biomedical Research President Barack Obama released his fiscal year FY 2016 budget on February 2, providing more detail about the proposals he outlined in his State of the Union speech. The president proposed a… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

By Jennifer Zeitzer “Lame Duck” Session Begins; Appropriations Committees Continue to Develop Omnibus Funding Bill; FASEB Alert Generates More Than 8,000 Messages to Congress Capitol Hill was a mix of old and new faces last week as members of the 113th Congress returned for a “lame duck” session, and newly-elected Senators and Representatives attended orientation… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

By Jennifer Zeitzer House Advances Spending Bills; Committee Launches New Initiative to Maintain U.S. Competitiveness in Biomedical Research; Agencies Begin Preparing FY 2016 Budgets Congress’s post-spring-break work period has already been productive with the House advancing the Military Construction/Veterans Affairs (VA) bill (HR 4486) by a vote of 416-1, the first of the twelve fiscal… Read More »