Category Archives: Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

House Passes “Minibus” Appropriations Bill; Senate Committee Approves National Science Foundation Funding Bill; Congress Adjourns for Summer Break; FASEB Calls on Scientists to Push for Raising Spending Caps On July 27, in an attempt to keep the fiscal year (FY) 2018 appropriations process moving forward, the House of Representatives passed the Make America Secure Again… Read More »

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House Committee Finishes Work on the 2018 Spending Bills; Senate Begins Consideration of Appropriations Measures; August Recess Delayed; Moderates Support Raising the Budget Caps House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) did not let lack of agreement on top-line funding levels interfere with his goal of completing the fiscal year (FY) 2018 spending bills in… Read More »

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House Budget Committee Close to Agreement on Revised Spending Caps; Appropriators Make Progress on Fiscal Year 2018 Spending Bills; Treasury Secretary Adjusts Debt Ceiling Deadline Members of Congress left Washington for the Independence Day recess knowing that fiscal issues will be a primary focus on the legislative agenda when they return July 10. Prior to… Read More »

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Cabinet Officials Defend Administration Budget Requests; Work Begins on Fiscal Year 2018 Spending Bills; Treasury Secretary Adjusts Debt Ceiling Timeline Cabinet officials who visited Capitol Hill recently to defend the Trump Administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget request encountered bipartisan concerns about proposed funding cuts for science agencies. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)… Read More »

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Members of Congress returned to Capitol Hill following the Memorial Day recess knowing that they have much to accomplish and little time to get it all done. Until the long summer break begins on July 31, legislators are expected to concentrate on finalizing the repeal and possible replacement of the Affordable Care Act, significant changes… Read More »

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Congress Begins the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Process; Senators Express Concerns About Proposed Cuts for Domestic Agencies; Bipartisan Letter Urges Appropriations Committee to Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health Several months behind their normal schedule, the House and Senate appropriations committees have begun the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget process following the release… Read More »

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Congress Passes Bill Including Funding Increases for Research Agencies; President’s Budget Proposal Expected in Late May; Senators Advocate for the National Institutes of Health It took three “continuing resolutions,” protracted negotiations over nearly a year, and the threat of a government shutdown, but Congress finally approved an omnibus appropriations bill (HR 244) seven months after… Read More »