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Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

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 »

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Congress Faces Critical Budget Deadline; White House Submits Additional List of Spending Cuts; Appropriators Question Secretary Price About Proposed Reductions in Research Funding Members of Congress left Capitol Hill on April 6 for a two-week recess, but they face a major budget deadline when they return to Washington on April 24. Funding for nearly all… Read More »

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Congress Resumes Negotiations on 2017 Budget; President’s Preliminary Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposes Significant Cuts for Research Agencies Fiscal issues dominated the activity on Capitol Hill over the last few weeks. Congress resumed negotiations on legislation that will be needed to keep government agencies operating when the “continuing resolution” expires in late April. On March… Read More »

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115th Congress Convenes; Senate Introduces Budget Resolution Preserving 2017 Spending Cap; Trump Budget Expected in the Spring; House and Senate Committees Welcome New Members On January 3, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) presided over the opening of the 115th Congress, welcoming more than 60 new legislators to Capitol… Read More »