Scientists Win First-Time Runs for Congress, Senate
Scientists Win First-Time Runs for Congress, Senate
The midterm elections flip several House seats in favor of Democratic candidates with STEM backgrounds.
Scientists Win First-Time Runs for Congress, Senate
Scientists Win First-Time Runs for Congress, Senate

The midterm elections flip several House seats in favor of Democratic candidates with STEM backgrounds.

The midterm elections flip several House seats in favor of Democratic candidates with STEM backgrounds.

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Congress Considers Endangered Species Act AmendmentsCongress Considers Endangered Species Act Amendments
Congress Considers Endangered Species Act Amendments
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2018
Opponents of the proposal call the changes a “wildlife extinction package.”
Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies
Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 7, 2018
Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Heckler led the agency from 1983 to 1985, and helped promote research into AIDS.
Senate, House Propose Funding Boosts for US Science Agencies
Senate, House Propose Funding Boosts for US Science Agencies
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 17, 2018
NASA, NSF, and NIH are expected to receive higher financial backing for the 2019 fiscal year, going above and beyond the President’s proposed budget.  
Congress Passes “Right to Try” Bill
Congress Passes “Right to Try” Bill
Jim Daley | May 23, 2018
Medical groups have criticized the legislation, which will give terminal patients access to experimental treatments, as dangerous and unnecessary.
US Scientists Running for Office in Record Numbers
US Scientists Running for Office in Record Numbers
Jim Daley | Mar 5, 2018
A science-oriented political action committee is supporting candidates across the country.
House Passes 2018 Spending Bills
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.
House Proposes NSF and NOAA Cuts, NASA Gains
House Proposes NSF and NOAA Cuts, NASA Gains
Aggie Mika | Jun 30, 2017
The most recent bill from appropriators increases NASA funds from current levels and rescues the National Science Foundation from President Trump's deeper cuts.
US House Introduces Alternative Spending Bills for 2018
US House Introduces Alternative Spending Bills for 2018
Aggie Mika | Jun 28, 2017
The proposals would funnel more money into some science programs, but make new research cuts of their own.