Category Archives: Capitol Hill

Society for Pediatric Research Briefing on Federally Funded Child and Infant Health Research

On April 25, the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) will hold a lunch briefing on Capitol Hill entitled, “Pediatric Research: The Role of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Supporting Life-Saving Science.” SPR is an active member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). The briefing will be held from noon… Read More »

Capitol Hill Day sets new attendance record

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) brought 55 research advocates to Washington for the FASEB Capitol Hill Day on March 9. Attendees came from 28 states representing 25 FASEB societies and all but one of the Basic Biomedical Science Chairs associations. It was the largest Capitol Hill Day in the Federation’s history,… Read More »

Capitol Hill briefing showcases rare disease research

On March 9, a standing-room only crowd of congressional staff, research advocates, and scientists attended the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Capitol Hill briefing on rare disease research and the critical role the National Institutes of Health plays in supporting discovery. The briefing was organized in cooperation with Congressmen Scott Peters and… Read More »

FASEB releases fiscal year 2018 federal funding recommendations

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has released its annual funding recommendations for fiscal year (FY) 2018. FASEB recommends substantial increases in the budgets of several federal scientific agencies in order to bolster American biological and biomedical research.  Commenting on the need for increased U.S. investment in science, the report states: “Advances… Read More »

Save the date: Capitol Hill briefing on rare disease research

On Thursday, March 9, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) will host an educational briefing on rare disease research and the important role of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in supporting basic science to improve human health. Rare diseases, also known as orphan diseases, are those that affect fewer than 200,000… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Cabinet Nominees Confirmed; Appropriators Solicit Input on Spending Priorities from Other Members of Congress; Brief Trump Budget Expected in March After several all-night sessions over the last week, the Senate approved more of President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees. On February 10, the Senate voted 52-47 in favor of Representative Tom Price’s (R-GA) confirmation as Secretary… Read More »

FASEB board member hosts congressional staff for lab tour

A Board member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) demonstrated how local advocacy makes a difference by hosting congressional staff on a tour of laboratory facilities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). In late January, Luanne Kostelic, District Office Manager for Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI), joined Hannah V. Carey, PhD, a… Read More »