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Bipartisan support for increasing NIH funding at congressional hearing

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle demonstrated growing bipartisan support for increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at a hearing of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee. The October 7 session featured testimony from NIH Director, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, who was well received by the 13… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congressional Leaders Strive to Avoid a Government Shutdown; President Urges Lawmakers to Raise the Spending Caps Congressional leaders are racing against the clock to prevent another government shutdown and keep federal agencies open beyond September 30. The passage of a “continuing resolution” (CR), however, seemed more likely on Friday with the resignation announcement of the Speaker of the House,… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

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 »