Tag Archives: Democrats

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 »

FASEB webinar discusses post-election outlook for research funding

On November 16, FASEB hosted a webinar on the effect of the 2016 elections on biological and biomedical research. The session also discussed the funding outlook for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation, and other research agencies during the “lame duck” session of Congress that is currently underway. The archived presentation… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

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 »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Prepares for Lame Duck Session; Appropriators Hope for Omnibus Spending Bill in December; Bipartisan Letter Urges Support for Proposed $2 Billion Increase for Biomedical Research After spending the past month on the campaign trail and in their districts, members of Congress are preparing to return to Washington the week of November 14 for what… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Passes Bill Funding Government Through December; Legislators Return to the Campaign Trail; Busy Lame Duck Session Expected After November Elections After resolving a protracted dispute over resources to clean up the contaminated water supply in Flint, Michigan, Congress finally passed a “continuing resolution” (CR) to keep the government operating beyond the start of fiscal… Read More »