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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
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
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”
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.