Tag Archives: Senate

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

House Passes “Minibus” Appropriations Bill; Senate Committee Approves National Science Foundation Funding Bill; Congress Adjourns for Summer Break; FASEB Calls on Scientists to Push for Raising Spending Caps On July 27, in an attempt to keep the fiscal year (FY) 2018 appropriations process moving forward, the House of Representatives passed the Make America Secure Again… Read More »

FASEB Submits Comments to Senate Agriculture Committee

Following a June 15 hearing on the importance of agricultural research, FASEB submitted comments to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry regarding the forthcoming 2018 Farm Bill. The comments were adapted from the United States Department of Agriculture chapter of the fiscal year (FY) 2018 FASEB Federal Funding Report by removing the specific… Read More »

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 »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

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 »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

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 »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

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 »