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Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Congress Returns From Summer Break; Fiscal Matters Expected to Dominate September Legislative Agenda; FASEB Issues E-Action Alert  Congress returned to Capitol Hill after the Labor Day holiday for what is expected to be a brief session. With less than a month until the start of fiscal year (FY) 2017, legislators will need to move quickly… Read More »

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Appropriations Committee Approves Funding Increase for Biomedical Research; Congress Departs for Summer Break; September Agenda to Include “Continuing Resolution” to Keep Federal Agencies Open Congressional leadership began the year pledging to return the appropriations process to “regular order” by completing action on the fiscal year (FY) 2017 spending bills before September 30. They will leave… Read More »