Category Archives: Federal Agency Issues

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Passes Bill to Raise the Budget Caps; Fiscal Year 2018 Spending Decisions Expected to Be Finalized By Late March; FASEB Issues E-Action Alert After months of negotiations and two brief government shutdowns, congressional leaders announced February 9 that they finally reached an agreement to raise the Budget Control Act defense and non-defense discretionary (NDD)… Read More »

Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request

The White House Office of Management and Budget released the administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget proposal  February 12. Titled “Efficient, Effective, Accountable: An American Budget,” the proposal includes cuts to many programs, though it does not purport to balance the budget over 10 years, and in fact projects a deficit of $363 billion in… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Still Struggling to Raise Budget Caps; President Delivers State of the Union Address; New Health Secretary Confirmed; 2019 Budget Expected in February  Efforts to finalize the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget took a big step backwards January 19 when the Senate failed to pass a “continuing resolution” (CR) the House adopted a day earlier,… Read More »

ILAR, Harvard Law School Convene Workshop on the Future of Animal Law

On January 26, the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research; the Animal Law and Policy Program; and the Petri-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics of the Harvard Law School convened a workshop on the future directions of federal animal law in the U.S.  Prior to the workshop, Professor Margaret Foster Riley presented an… Read More »

Emphasis on Data Science and Shared Research Resources at NIGMS Advisory Council Meeting

During the January 19 meeting of the National Advisory Council of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Council members discussed several topics of interest to FASEB member societies. During his opening remarks, Jon Lorsch, PhD, NIGMS Director, talked about his role on the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Scientific Data Council. The group… Read More »

Inside the Beltway Scoop

Congress Returns from Holiday Break; Leadership Resumes Negotiations on Spending Caps; Confirmation Hearing Held for Health Nominee Members of Congress returned from their holiday break with only two weeks to reach an agreement on how to fund the government for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2018. The current “continuing resolution” (CR) expires on January… Read More »

Free Workshop: Navigating New NIGMS Training Guidelines

Earlier this year the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) released its new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for predoctoral institutional training grants, or T32s. The FOA outlines ambitious goals for training programs with the stated objective of developing a “diverse pool of well-trained scientists” with a broad base of technical, operational, and professional skills… Read More »