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USDA Ordered to Publish Complete Animal Welfare Reports
USDA Ordered to Publish Complete Animal Welfare Reports
Ashley Yeager | Mar 23, 2018
In 2017, the agency began posting redacted records, but Congress is now demanding full transparency.
Two Dozen House Republicans Do an About-Face on Tuition Tax
Two Dozen House Republicans Do an About-Face on Tuition Tax
Diana Kwon | Dec 7, 2017
The proposed tax on graduate tuition waivers would significantly increase students’ taxable income.
Breaking: CDC's Prevention and Public Health Fund Could Be Axed
Breaking: CDC's Prevention and Public Health Fund Could Be Axed
Kerry Grens | May 4, 2017
If made law, the American Health Care Act passed today in the US House would eliminate the Obamacare-funded initiative.
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.
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.
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.
NIH Set for Big Budget Bump
NIH Set for Big Budget Bump
Bob Grant | Dec 17, 2015
The US National Institutes of Health would receive a $2 billion increase if the 2016 spending bill makes it through Congress unchanged.
Russia’s Scientific Squeeze Out
Russia’s Scientific Squeeze Out
Bob Grant | Jul 17, 2015
Lawmakers in the country are moving to blacklist western scientists and foundations that support overseas scholarship.
Proposed Law Aims to Restrict Antibiotic Use on Farms
Proposed Law Aims to Restrict Antibiotic Use on Farms
Kerry Grens | Aug 13, 2014
A measure moving through the California legislature requires farmers to obtain a prescription to administer antibiotics to livestock.
Chimp Retirement on Hold
Chimp Retirement on Hold
Jef Akst | Oct 31, 2013
The 60 NIH chimpanzees that were set to enjoy their remaining years at a sanctuary in Louisiana will have to wait a little longer, thanks to Congress’s ongoing budgeting problems.