Tag Archives: President Obama

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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 »

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New Congress Convenes in Washington; Appropriators Face Several Obstacles in Fiscal Year 2016; President’s Budget Expected in February The beginning of the 114th Congress was celebrated with plenty of ceremony along with an early morning snowfall as 13 freshmen senators and 58 new members of the House were sworn into office. Under the leadership of… Read More »

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By Jennifer Zeitzer House Advances Spending Bills; Committee Launches New Initiative to Maintain U.S. Competitiveness in Biomedical Research; Agencies Begin Preparing FY 2016 Budgets Congress’s post-spring-break work period has already been productive with the House advancing the Military Construction/Veterans Affairs (VA) bill (HR 4486) by a vote of 416-1, the first of the twelve fiscal… Read More »

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By Jennifer Zeitzer Obama Budget Released; FY 2015 Appropriations Process Underway; Research Champions Seek $32 Billion for NIH Last week, President Barack Obama released his fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget proposal, requesting an additional $56 billion above the FY 2015 discretionary spending level of $1.014 trillion agreed upon by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan… Read More »

FASEB Thanks President Obama and Congress for Supporting Biomedical Research

By Allison Lea Last week, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) publically thanked the Appropriations Committee for increasing funding for the federal science agencies in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 and the President for emphasizing the critical need to increase federal investments in research and development in his State of the… Read More »

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By Jennifer Zeitzer Government Shutdown Enters Second Week; Capitol Hill Shifts Attention to Debt Ceiling Increase After a last minute round of legislative ping pong at the end of September, Congress was unable to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to provide temporary funding for federal agencies, leading to the first government shutdown in 17 years. As the country… Read More »