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Thousands of federal employees go on furlough during the shutdown, which could put a stop to research.

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image: Final GOP Tax Bill Won’t Ding Graduate Students

Final GOP Tax Bill Won’t Ding Graduate Students

By Shawna Williams | December 14, 2017

A provision to tax tuition waivers was dropped during the reconciliation process.

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image: House Passes 2018 Spending Bills

House Passes 2018 Spending Bills

By Jef Akst | September 15, 2017

The $1.23 trillion budget includes an increase in NIH funding, but the package is unlikely to make it unscathed through the Senate.

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image: Senators Bemoan Science Funding Cuts

Senators Bemoan Science Funding Cuts

By Kerry Grens | June 23, 2017

At appropriations subcommittee hearings, President Trump’s budget proposal gets dissed by Republicans and Democrats.

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image: NIH Leaders Appeal to Congress for Funding

NIH Leaders Appeal to Congress for Funding

By Aggie Mika | May 18, 2017

Directors of several institutes testified against proposed 2018 budget cuts.    

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image: Congress Agrees to Give NIH $2 Billion Extra

Congress Agrees to Give NIH $2 Billion Extra

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017

The proposed spending plan for 2017 includes money for Alzheimer’s and cancer research.

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Representatives follow the lead of senators in drafting a bill that would encourage federal scientists to share data.

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image: GOP Legislator Introduces Bill to Abolish EPA

GOP Legislator Introduces Bill to Abolish EPA

By Bob Grant | February 6, 2017

Freshman Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) says that abolishing the Environmental Protection Agency will provide more “effective and efficient protection.”

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image: HHS Nominee Tom Price Grilled in Confirmation Hearing

HHS Nominee Tom Price Grilled in Confirmation Hearing

By Joshua A. Krisch | January 19, 2017

Price was asked about alleged conflicts of interest, whether he supports Medicare negotiating drug prices, and how he intends to replace the Affordable Care Act.

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image: Biomedical Research Bill Approved in House

Biomedical Research Bill Approved in House

By Ben Andrew Henry | December 1, 2016

The 21st Century Cures Act could provide funds to federal research agencies for the decade and accelerate the drug approval process.

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