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Appropriations Committees Approve Substantial Increases for NIH; Senate Bill Proposes Flat Funding for NSF; Vote on 21st Century Cures Expected in Early July In the weeks leading up to the Independence Day recess, appropriators progressed toward completing the 12 fiscal year (FY) 2016 spending bills. Following nearly seven hours of debate, the House Appropriations Committee… Read More »

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Congress Attempts to Reconcile Competing Budget Blueprints; Appropriations Committee Approves Two Spending Bills: America COMPETES Act Reauthorization Introduced in the House If the pace of activity in the first week following spring break was any indication, the next few months will be very busy on Capitol Hill. Conferees were named to reconcile the differences between… Read More »

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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 »

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Budget Resolutions Uphold Spending Caps; Letters to Appropriations Committees Show Support for Science Agencies; FASEB Submits Testimony on Behalf of Energy and Agriculture Research Congress continued to make progress on establishing fiscal year (FY) 2016 spending priorities as the House and Senate Budget Committees released their respective budget resolutions. The budget resolution establishes broad goals… Read More »

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Budget Resolutions to be Released Soon; Appropriations Committee Continues Hearings on 2016 Funding Requests; Letters Build Support for the National Institutes of Health The debate over fiscal matters is expected to intensify over the next few weeks when the House and Senate Budget Committees release their respective budget resolutions. Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) said the… Read More »

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President Sends Budget Request to Congress; Appropriations Committees Announce Deadlines for Fiscal Year 2016 Requests; Bills Introduced to Increase Funding for Biomedical Research President Barack Obama released his fiscal year FY 2016 budget on February 2, providing more detail about the proposals he outlined in his State of the Union speech. The president proposed a… Read More »

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President Outlines 2015 Priorities in State of the Union Speech; More Details Emerge about President’s Budget; Appropriations Committee Rosters Announced Capitol Hill observed a familiar ritual last week as President Obama appeared before a joint session of Congress to deliver his sixth State of the Union speech. The president offered a review of past accomplishments… Read More »