Tag Archives: travel spending

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 »

NIGMS council considers old and new funding strategies

At its September 16 meeting, the Advisory Council of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) discussed the implementation of the Institute’s Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA), strategies to facilitate evidence-based funding decisions, and critical changes to a funding mechanism to support biomedical technology research resources. In his opening remarks, Jon Lorsch, PhD, Director… Read More »

Society Spotlight: The Genetics Society of America

By Joseph Carey Society Spotlight: The Genetics Society of America The Genetics Society of America (GSA) in recent months has enhanced its activities to represent the collective interests of its members, offering comments and input to Congress and federal agencies that stand up for foundational research and the most efficient and effective mechanisms for supporting… Read More »

FASEB Submits Testimony to the Senate on Conference and Travel Spending for Federal Scientists

By Allison Lea In response to the January 14 hearing on conference and travel spending in the federal government, FASEB submitted testimony to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in support of employees of federal science agencies attending crucial meetings and conferences. FASEB stressed that the current restrictions on travel imposed by… Read More »

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Travel and Conference Spending at the Agencies

By Meghan McCabe On January 14, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing entitled “Examining Conference and Travel Spending Across the Federal Government” to examine reductions in travel and conference spending at the Department of Justice, General Services Administration, and the Internal Revenue Service. The hearing was held in response to… Read More »