Category Archives: Legislative Affairs

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 »

Inside the Beltway Scoop

Congress Returns from Holiday Break; Leadership Resumes Negotiations on Spending Caps; Confirmation Hearing Held for Health Nominee Members of Congress returned from their holiday break with only two weeks to reach an agreement on how to fund the government for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2018. The current “continuing resolution” (CR) expires on January… Read More »

New FASEB Webinars Highlight Advocacy Skill Building and Science Policy Topics

FASEB is hosting a new series of webinars to help researchers and others in the scientific community enhance their advocacy skills and stay current on relevant science policy topics. Each 60-minute webinar will share information about FASEB public affairs initiatives and promote opportunities for enhanced collaboration with member societies. The webinars also introduce non-FASEB members… 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 »