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As Government Suspends Operations, Science Projects Go on Hold
Kerry Grens | Jan 22, 2018
Thousands of federal employees go on furlough during the shutdown, which could put a stop to research.
Final GOP Tax Bill Won’t Ding Graduate Students
Shawna Williams | Dec 14, 2017
A provision to tax tuition waivers was dropped during the reconciliation process.
House Passes 2018 Spending Bills
Jef Akst | Sep 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.
Senators Bemoan Science Funding Cuts
Kerry Grens | Jun 23, 2017
At appropriations subcommittee hearings, President Trump’s budget proposal gets dissed by Republicans and Democrats.
NIH Leaders Appeal to Congress for Funding
Aggie Mika | May 18, 2017
Directors of several institutes testified against proposed 2018 budget cuts.
Congress Agrees to Give NIH $2 Billion Extra
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017
The proposed spending plan for 2017 includes money for Alzheimer’s and cancer research.
House Democrats Introduce “Scientific Integrity Act”
Kerry Grens | Mar 3, 2017
Representatives follow the lead of senators in drafting a bill that would encourage federal scientists to share data.
GOP Legislator Introduces Bill to Abolish EPA
Bob Grant | Feb 6, 2017
Freshman Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) says that abolishing the Environmental Protection Agency will provide more “effective and efficient protection.”
HHS Nominee Tom Price Grilled in Confirmation Hearing
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 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.
Biomedical Research Bill Approved in House
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 1, 2016
The 21st Century Cures Act could provide funds to federal research agencies for the decade and accelerate the drug approval process.