Category Archives: Government Regulations

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Considers another Short Term Spending Agreement; Negotiations Begin on Compromise Tax Bill; FASEB Issues Alert Opposing Graduate Student Tuition Waiver Tax After a short Thanksgiving break, Members of Congress returned to Washington facing several critical year-end deadlines; how to keep federal agencies operating after the current “continuing resolution” (CR) expires on December 8 is… Read More »

Heads of NIH and FDA Update Congress on 21st Century Cures Act

On November 30, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law a year ago. Scott Gottlieb, MD, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Francis Collins, MD, PhD, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), offered testimony about… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Appropriators Wait for News on A Budget Deal; FASEB Advocates to Raise the Caps; House and Senate Tax Bills Impact Universities; Trump Nominates New Health Secretary The current “continuing resolution” (CR) that is funding government agencies expires December 8, a date that has not escaped the attention of appropriators, who are anxious for Congressional leaders… Read More »

Is your research a clinical trial? The answer may surprise you!

Background In October 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a change in its definition of a clinical trial, to take effect in January 2015. The new definition, which applies only to NIH-funded clinical trials, reads: “A research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions… Read More »

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Congressional Leadership Begins Conversations about Raising the Budget Caps; Appropriations Committee Hearing Explores Facilities and Administrative Costs With just over a month until the “continuing resolution” (CR) expires on December 8, press reports indicate that congressional leaders have finally begun conversations about raising the Budget Control Act (BCA) spending caps. Increasing the defense and non-defense… Read More »

New Report Promotes Regulatory Efficiency in Animal Research

A new report from FASEB and its partners contains proposed changes to federal regulations, policies, and guidelines governing the use of animals in research. Directed to federal agencies involved in the oversight of federally funded animal research – primarily the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture – the recommendations aim… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress on Track to Pass A Budget Blueprint; Acting Secretary Named At Department of Health and Human Services Six months behind schedule, the House and Senate are moving forward on the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget resolution. Congress typically passes an annual budget resolution in April to provide an overall fiscal blueprint and spending guidance… Read More »