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Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Passes Bill Funding Government Through December; Legislators Return to the Campaign Trail; Busy Lame Duck Session Expected After November Elections After resolving a protracted dispute over resources to clean up the contaminated water supply in Flint, Michigan, Congress finally passed a “continuing resolution” (CR) to keep the government operating beyond the start of fiscal… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop: President Obama’s Budget Edition

On February 9, President Barack Obama released his fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget fleshing out the details of the proposals he outlined in his State of the Union address. Under the President’s proposal, overall funding for research and development (R&D) would rise to $152 billion, an increase of $6 billion (four percent) over enacted FY… Read More »

Inside the Beltway Scoop: Omnibus Edition

Early Thursday, the United States House of Representatives appropriations committee released the fiscal year 2016 omnibus appropriations bill. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is thrilled to report that the spending bill includes increases for all of the federal science agencies. The legislation contains a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes… Read More »

FASEB’s Capitol Hill Day Breaks Attendance Record

Despite steady rain and gray skies, 50 scientists from 27 states participated in the largest Capitol Hill Day to date for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) on April 14. Representatives of 21 FASEB member societies and nearly all of the basic biomedical science chairs associations met with more than 100 congressional… Read More »

FASEB Releases Factsheets of Federal Science Funding by District

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) announced the release of new factsheets summarizing current federal science funding in more than 350 congressional districts, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition, FASEB has also released new summary factsheets reflecting the total federal investments in states with… Read More »

FASEB Recommends Five Percent Increase for Federal Research Agencies in Fiscal Year 2016

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released this week its annual funding report recommending increases of at least five percent annually over the next five years for several of the nation’s research agencies. “Investments in research have enhanced quality of life, developed novel treatments for devastating diseases, driven innovation, and created billion… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Budget Resolutions Uphold Spending Caps; Letters to Appropriations Committees Show Support for Science Agencies; FASEB Submits Testimony on Behalf of Energy and Agriculture Research Congress continued to make progress on establishing fiscal year (FY) 2016 spending priorities as the House and Senate Budget Committees released their respective budget resolutions. The budget resolution establishes broad goals… Read More »