Tag Archives: Republicans

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

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 »

FASEB encouraged by presidential candidates’ views on science issues

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) thanks Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Jill Stein for responding to America’s Top 20 Science, Engineering, Tech, Health & Environmental Issues in 2016 for ScienceDebate.org. “These issues aren’t just important for scientists, they affect every American,” said FASEB President Hudson H. Freeze, PhD. “We appreciate that… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Returns From Summer Break; Fiscal Matters Expected to Dominate September Legislative Agenda; FASEB Issues E-Action Alert  Congress returned to Capitol Hill after the Labor Day holiday for what is expected to be a brief session. With less than a month until the start of fiscal year (FY) 2017, legislators will need to move quickly… 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 »

FASEB Submits Recommendations for Improving the 21st Century Cures Act

In a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted suggestions for improving the 21st Century Cures Act. The recommendations addressed three basic themes in provisions concerning the National Institutes of Health (NIH): redundancy with existing regulations; micromanagement that could hinder future progress; and omission of… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

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 »

House Energy and Commerce Committee Releases 21st Century Cures Discussion Document

The House Energy and Commerce Committee released in late January a draft version of its highly-anticipated 21st Century Cures Act. This discussion document contains proposals intended to accelerate the delivery of cures and treatments to patients by modernizing the cycle of innovation. The proposed legislation is grouped into five themes: 1) putting patients first; 2)… Read More »