Tag Archives: Democrats

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Negotiations Stall on Continuing Resolution; Funding Proposal Offered by Senate Republicans Angers Democrats; Next Steps Uncertain As Government Shutdown Looms Any hope members of Congress had about quickly returning to the campaign trail evaporated on Monday as discussions of a “continuing resolution” (CR) to keep federal agencies operating beyond September 30 entered their third week.… Read More »

FASEB Submits Recommendations for Improving the 21st Century Cures Act

In a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted suggestions for improving the 21st Century Cures Act. The recommendations addressed three basic themes in provisions concerning the National Institutes of Health (NIH): redundancy with existing regulations; micromanagement that could hinder future progress; and omission of… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

House and Senate Adopt Budget Blueprints; Appropriations Committees to Begin Consideration of Spending Bills in May; FASEB Submits Testimony Requesting $32 Billion for Biomedical Research Members of Congress left Washington for their two-week spring break after completing preliminary action on the fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget resolution. On March 25, the House passed H Con… Read More »

House Energy and Commerce Committee Releases 21st Century Cures Discussion Document

The House Energy and Commerce Committee released in late January a draft version of its highly-anticipated 21st Century Cures Act. This discussion document contains proposals intended to accelerate the delivery of cures and treatments to patients by modernizing the cycle of innovation. The proposed legislation is grouped into five themes: 1) putting patients first; 2)… Read More »

Special Report: President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

On February 2, President Barack Obama released his fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget, providing more detail about the proposals he outlined in his State of the Union speech two weeks ago. The President’s request includes new investments in research, education, training, and infrastructure in order to accelerate and sustain economic growth and competitiveness. Overall funding… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

By Jennifer Zeitzer Members of Congress to Return for “Lame Duck” Session; Appropriations Committees Prepare Omnibus Funding Bill; House Leader Outlines 2015 Agenda After spending six weeks on the campaign trail, lawmakers will return to Capitol Hill November 12 for a “lame duck” session to conclude one of the least productive congresses in recent history.… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

By Jennifer Zeitzer Obama Budget Released; FY 2015 Appropriations Process Underway; Research Champions Seek $32 Billion for NIH Last week, President Barack Obama released his fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget proposal, requesting an additional $56 billion above the FY 2015 discretionary spending level of $1.014 trillion agreed upon by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan… Read More »