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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 »

FASEB Encourages Science Community to Contact Congress in Support of Increased Research Funding

By Meghan McCabe The appropriations committees have begun the process of determining fiscal year (FY) 2016 funding levels for federal agencies, and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) issued an e-action alert, urging advocates to contact their representatives in support of the organization’s FY 2016 funding recommendations. Individual member requests are a… 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 »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

President Outlines 2015 Priorities in State of the Union Speech; More Details Emerge about President’s Budget; Appropriations Committee Rosters Announced Capitol Hill observed a familiar ritual last week as President Obama appeared before a joint session of Congress to deliver his sixth State of the Union speech. The president offered a review of past accomplishments… 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 »

FASEB Alert Urges Science Community to Share New District Factsheets with Congress and Candidates for Office

By Jennifer Zeitzer An e-Action alert issued this week by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) urges researchers, postdocs, and their colleagues to share new factsheets highlighting local federal research funding with their members of Congress and candidates running for election this fall. Each factsheet features data on the number of institutions… Read More »

Webinar Shares New FASEB Advocacy Resources with Broad Audience

By Meghan McCabe On October 2, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) hosted a webinar titled “Make your Voice Heard: Join FASEB’s efforts to advocate for research funding.” Nearly 60 people participated in the session, including members from thirteen FASEB societies and representatives of more than 40 universities and research institutions. Participants… Read More »