Category Archives: Government Regulations

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 »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Passes Tax Bill; Negotiations on Spending Caps Continue; Government Funding Extended Until Mid-January With a few days to spare before their self-imposed Christmas deadline, Congressional leaders achieved their goal: the first significant revision of the U.S. tax code in more than three decades. Following the House and Senate’s passage of the Tax Cut and… Read More »

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 »