Tag Archives: Congress

Trump Budget: How scientists can fight proposed cuts to NIH

The Trump Administration fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget proposed deep cuts in funding for the federal science agencies. Congress is in the process of considering the President’s request and the effects it will have on the country. FASEB hosted a webinar outlining ways that the scientific community could prevent the cuts proposed in the Trump budget.… Read More »

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Congress Begins the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Process; Senators Express Concerns About Proposed Cuts for Domestic Agencies; Bipartisan Letter Urges Appropriations Committee to Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health Several months behind their normal schedule, the House and Senate appropriations committees have begun the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget process following the release… Read More »

FASEB Leaders Engage In Local Advocacy

Several researchers took advantage of Congress’s recent spring break recess to connect with their elected officials while they were at home. On April 19, Laura Niedernhofer, MD, PhD, an associate professor at The Scripps Research Institute Florida and Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Board member, participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by… Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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114th Congress Adjourns; Government Funding Extended Until April; President Obama Signs Cures Legislation; Bill Renewing Science Programs Passes House and Senate The House and Senate recessed for the holiday and are not expected to conduct any additional business for the remainder of the year, effectively adjourning the 114th Congress. Before leaving town, Congress closed out… Read More »