Tag Archives: OMB

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Faces Critical Budget Deadline; White House Submits Additional List of Spending Cuts; Appropriators Question Secretary Price About Proposed Reductions in Research Funding Members of Congress left Capitol Hill on April 6 for a two-week recess, but they face a major budget deadline when they return to Washington on April 24. Funding for nearly all… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Still Discussing Process for Completing 2017 Spending Bills; Senate Appropriations Panel Finalizes Rosters; Trump Cabinet Nominees Considered By Committees House Appropriations Committee leaders are beginning conversations about how to fund government agencies for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2017 after the current “continuing resolution” (CR) expires on April 28. Sometime before that date,… Read More »

FASEB raises concerns about purchase threshold

In a letter to White House Office Management and Budget (OMB) Controller David Mader, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) expressed concerns regarding new purchase limitations. The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR part 200) introduced a threshold of $3,000 for “micro-purchases,” goods and services… Read More »

OMB Seeks Input on Reducing Reporting Burdens

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking feedback on ways to reduce unnecessary reporting burden for recipients of federal grants and contracts. Comments submitted through OMB’s National Dialogue website will be used “to identify specific suggestions and ideas that can be turned into burden-reducing solutions without compromising accountability and integrity.” Through… Read More »

FASEB Leaders Advocate for Biological Research

On August 11, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) President Parker Antin, PhD, and President-Elect Hudson Freeze, PhD, traveled to Washington to advocate for biological research. In meetings with offices in the Senate and White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), they made the case for increased support for research and reductions… Read More »