Tag Archives: continuing resolution

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Congress Still Discussing Process for Completing 2017 Spending Bills; Senate Appropriations Panel Finalizes Rosters; Trump Cabinet Nominees Considered By Committees House Appropriations Committee leaders are beginning conversations about how to fund government agencies for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2017 after the current “continuing resolution” (CR) expires on April 28. Sometime before that date,… 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 »

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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 »

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Congress Struggles with Decisions on Government Funding; Cures Legislation Passes House; FASEB-Led Effort Protects Funding for Research Grants Despite three weeks of negotiations, members of Congress are still no closer to reaching an agreement on how to fund the government once the current “continuing resolution” (CR) expires on December 9. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan… Read More »

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Congress Returns for Lame Duck Session; Uncertain Outlook for Finishing Fiscal Year 2017 Budget; Advocates Urge Support for Proposed $2 Billion Increase for Biomedical Research Members of Congress returned to Washington on November 14 for a “lame duck” session following the surprising results of the 2016 elections. Although legislators have a long list of unfinished… Read More »

FASEB President’s response to the election

On November 9, FASEB President Hudson Freeze, PhD, issued the following statement in response to the 2016 United States presidential election: Many of us were surprised by the results of the presidential election and didn’t foresee the mood of the electorate. One thing, however, is crystal clear: our advocacy on behalf of biomedical research is… Read More »

FASEB advocacy webinar to explore next steps for research funding after election day

Congress returns to work next week for a “lame duck” session to finalize the fiscal year 2017 federal budget, including the proposed $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, November 16 from 2–3 p.m. (EST) for researchers,… Read More »