Category Archives: Legislative Affairs

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 »

Former FASEB President Hosts Forum Highlighting Impact of Research and Innovation in West Virginia

Leaders from government, industry, academia, and science advocacy organizations gathered at Shepherd University on October 16 for a special forum highlighting the ways federal research funding catalyzes economic growth in West Virginia. The event was sponsored by Research!America and hosted by Shepherd University President Mary J.C Hendrix, PhD who served as President of FASEB from… Read More »

FASEB Thanks Appropriators for FY 2017 Funding Increases

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) on May 15 formally thanked the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for finalizing the fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget, which included substantial increases for biomedical research. In addition to a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill… Read More »

FASEB Submits Testimony to Senate Appropriations Subcommittees

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) on May 12 submitted written testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies; and on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. The testimony, drawn from the annual FASEB federal funding report, provided the subcommittees with FASEB’s fiscal… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

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 »

FASEB analysis: Which political party is better for biomedical research?

Does the National Institutes of Health (NIH) fare better when Democrats or Republicans are in control? An analysis from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) examined the NIH budget over the last 35 years and failed to find a strong correlation between the party in the White House or in control of… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Struggles with Decisions on Government Funding; Cures Legislation Passes House; FASEB-Led Effort Protects Funding for Research Grants Despite three weeks of negotiations, members of Congress are still no closer to reaching an agreement on how to fund the government once the current “continuing resolution” (CR) expires on December 9. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan… Read More »