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House Democrats Introduce “Scientific Integrity Act”
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
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
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
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.
Congress Approves $1.1 Billion for Zika
Congress Approves $1.1 Billion for Zika
Kerry Grens | Sep 30, 2016
The money will go toward vaccine development and assisting communities at risk.
Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill
Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill
Bob Grant | Jul 12, 2016
The legislation will now go to the US House of Representatives, where it will likely pass.
Update to US Chemical Regulations Expected
Update to US Chemical Regulations Expected
Tracy Vence | Jun 8, 2016
Following approval by Congress, the president will decide on an update the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act.
House Passes Watered-Down Zika Aid Bill
House Passes Watered-Down Zika Aid Bill
Bob Grant | May 20, 2016
The legislation allocates only $622 million to the effort to help the country respond to the impending spread of the mosquito-borne disease.
Bill Banning Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy Considered
Bill Banning Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy Considered
Tanya Lewis | May 19, 2016
The US Senate is reviewing a bill that would extend a ban on so-called three-parent embryos.
Zika Update
Zika Update
Tracy Vence | May 13, 2016
US government contemplates public health funding; World Health Organization advises summer Olympics attendees