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Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Considers another Short Term Spending Agreement; Negotiations Begin on Compromise Tax Bill; FASEB Issues Alert Opposing Graduate Student Tuition Waiver Tax After a short Thanksgiving break, Members of Congress returned to Washington facing several critical year-end deadlines; how to keep federal agencies operating after the current “continuing resolution” (CR) expires on December 8 is… Read More »

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Congress on Track to Pass A Budget Blueprint; Acting Secretary Named At Department of Health and Human Services Six months behind schedule, the House and Senate are moving forward on the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget resolution. Congress typically passes an annual budget resolution in April to provide an overall fiscal blueprint and spending guidance… Read More »

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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 »

Endocrine Society Educates Congress about Diabetes, Advocates Reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program

Diabetes is prevalent and expensive, and continued research is our best weapon to combat its physical and financial costs. That was the take-home message from a Capitol Hill briefing hosted by the Endocrine Society, a FASEB member society, on September 14. The briefing focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D), an autoimmune disorder in which the… Read More »

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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 »

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House Passes “Minibus” Appropriations Bill; Senate Committee Approves National Science Foundation Funding Bill; Congress Adjourns for Summer Break; FASEB Calls on Scientists to Push for Raising Spending Caps On July 27, in an attempt to keep the fiscal year (FY) 2018 appropriations process moving forward, the House of Representatives passed the Make America Secure Again… Read More »

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House Budget Committee Close to Agreement on Revised Spending Caps; Appropriators Make Progress on Fiscal Year 2018 Spending Bills; Treasury Secretary Adjusts Debt Ceiling Deadline Members of Congress left Washington for the Independence Day recess knowing that fiscal issues will be a primary focus on the legislative agenda when they return July 10. Prior to… Read More »