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Key Trump Administration Nominee Pledges Reduced Regulatory Burden

Professor Neomi Rao, nominated to lead the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), on June 7 affirmed her commitment to minimize regulatory burden. At a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (HSGAC) hearing, she supported maintaining the consistency of OIRA’s statutory principles and empirical evaluation… Read More »

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Members of Congress returned to Capitol Hill following the Memorial Day recess knowing that they have much to accomplish and little time to get it all done. Until the long summer break begins on July 31, legislators are expected to concentrate on finalizing the repeal and possible replacement of the Affordable Care Act, significant changes… Read More »

Trump Budget: How scientists can fight proposed cuts to NIH

The Trump Administration fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget proposed deep cuts in funding for the federal science agencies. Congress is in the process of considering the President’s request and the effects it will have on the country. FASEB hosted a webinar outlining ways that the scientific community could prevent the cuts proposed in the Trump budget.… Read More »

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115th Congress Convenes; Senate Introduces Budget Resolution Preserving 2017 Spending Cap; Trump Budget Expected in the Spring; House and Senate Committees Welcome New Members On January 3, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) presided over the opening of the 115th Congress, welcoming more than 60 new legislators to Capitol… Read More »

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Congress Returns for Lame Duck Session; Uncertain Outlook for Finishing Fiscal Year 2017 Budget; Advocates Urge Support for Proposed $2 Billion Increase for Biomedical Research Members of Congress returned to Washington on November 14 for a “lame duck” session following the surprising results of the 2016 elections. Although legislators have a long list of unfinished… 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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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 »