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FASEB Thanks Appropriators for FY 2017 Funding Increases

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) on May 15 formally thanked the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for finalizing the fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget, which included substantial increases for biomedical research. In addition to a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill… Read More »

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Congress Begins the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Process; Senators Express Concerns About Proposed Cuts for Domestic Agencies; Bipartisan Letter Urges Appropriations Committee to Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health Several months behind their normal schedule, the House and Senate appropriations committees have begun the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget process following the release… Read More »

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Congress Addresses Long-term Outlook for Budget Bills; Bipartisan Legislation Would Increase Investments in Science and Innovation When lawmakers return to Washington on July 5, they will have nine days to complete work on several critical pieces of legislation before they adjourn for their nearly two-month summer break. Although consideration of fiscal year (FY) 2017 spending… Read More »

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Senate Committee Recommends $2 Billion Increase for Biomedical Research; House to Consider NIH Budget Later This Month  For months, Roy Blunt (R-MO), the chairman of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee said that he did not want the $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2016 to… Read More »

FASEB applauds proposed increase in NIH budget

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) applauds a proposed $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). On June 7, the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee approved a bipartisan spending bill that would provide NIH with $34 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017, $2 billion above FY… Read More »

Bipartisan support for increasing NIH funding at congressional hearing

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle demonstrated growing bipartisan support for increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at a hearing of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee. The October 7 session featured testimony from NIH Director, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, who was well received by the 13… Read More »

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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 »