Tag Archives: President Obama

FASEB webinar discusses post-election outlook for research funding

On November 16, FASEB hosted a webinar on the effect of the 2016 elections on biological and biomedical research. The session also discussed the funding outlook for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation, and other research agencies during the “lame duck” session of Congress that is currently underway. The archived presentation… Read More »

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Congress Passes Bill Funding Government Through December; Legislators Return to the Campaign Trail; Busy Lame Duck Session Expected After November Elections After resolving a protracted dispute over resources to clean up the contaminated water supply in Flint, Michigan, Congress finally passed a “continuing resolution” (CR) to keep the government operating beyond the start of fiscal… 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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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 »

Obama Administration Nominates Two to Science Posts

On August 5, the White House nominated two scientists to positions at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy (DOE). As reported by AAAS, Richard Buckius, PhD, has been nominated to be Deputy Director at NSF. A mechanical engineer and professor at Purdue University, Buckius is currently serving as Chief Operating Officer… 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 »

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 »