Tag Archives: Tom Cole

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Faces Critical Budget Deadline; White House Submits Additional List of Spending Cuts; Appropriators Question Secretary Price About Proposed Reductions in Research Funding Members of Congress left Capitol Hill on April 6 for a two-week recess, but they face a major budget deadline when they return to Washington on April 24. Funding for nearly all… Read More »

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Appropriations Committee Approves Funding Increase for Biomedical Research; Congress Departs for Summer Break; September Agenda to Include “Continuing Resolution” to Keep Federal Agencies Open Congressional leadership began the year pledging to return the appropriations process to “regular order” by completing action on the fiscal year (FY) 2017 spending bills before September 30. They will leave… 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 »

FASEB honors lawmakers responsible for NIH boost

Rep. Tom Cole and Sen. Roy Blunt promised “sustained” increases for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at a reception honoring them for securing the agency its largest budget increase in twelve years. The lawmakers, Chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Related Agencies, received the… Read More »

FASEB thanks Congress for investing in research

The fiscal year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill brings a significant boost in funding for biomedical research and recognizes the importance of science for the nation’s future, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology wrote in letters to congressional leaders thanking them for passing the legislation. In addition to being the most encouraging budget outcome for the… Read More »