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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Appropriations Bills Stall; NIH Announces Funding Policies Under the Continuing Resolution; Bi-Partisan Efforts Continue on Behalf of Biomedical Research With federal agencies funded under a “continuing resolution” (CR) through December 8, Congress is in no rush to reach an agreement on raising the Budget Control Act caps on defense and non-defense spending. Further consideration of… Read More »

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Congress Funds Government through December; House Completes Work on Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations Bills; Pressure Intensifies to Raise the Budget Caps Following a White House meeting shortly after Labor Day, President Trump and congressional leaders moved quickly to increase the debt limit, keep federal agencies operating beyond the end of September, and provide $15.25 billion… Read More »

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FASEB Leaders Advocate Locally; Congress Returns from Summer Break; Fiscal Issues and Deadlines Will Dominate September Legislative Agenda Although Capitol Hill was quiet last month, members of the FASEB Board of Directors and Science Policy Committee were active in congressional districts across the country. Meetings were held with aides from House and Senate offices in… Read More »