Tag Archives: sequestration

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 »

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Congress Returns From Recess; White House Outlines Priorities for Continuing Resolution; Debt Ceiling Will Be Reached by December; New Report Finds Deficit is Shrinking Congress returned to Capitol Hill this week to confront a series of high priority domestic and international policy issues that will dominate the fall legislative agenda. Funding government agencies beyond the… Read More »

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Appropriations Committees Begin Hearings on Fiscal Year 2016 Budget; New Report Details Impact of Sequestration on Non-Defense Programs Members of Congress resumed their review of President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget this week as appropriations committee leaders warned their colleagues not to expect spending increases. At a House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Chairman Robert… 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 »

FASEB Updates NIH Funding Trends Analysis; Urges Eliminating Sequestration Threat

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has updated its analysis of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Trends, incorporating newly released data from NIH and President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget recommendations. FASEB found that: After devastating cuts in FY 2013 mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA), NIH provided… 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 »

FASEB Releases Sustaining Discovery in Biological and Medical Science

This week, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released an analysis of the threats to continued progress in biological and medical science research. Sustaining Discovery in Biological and Medical Science: A Framework for Discussion examines the challenges facing researchers and presents a series of recommendations to alleviate them. This project was initiated in… Read More »