116th Congress

Here's a list of important dates coming up in the next few months. Stay tuned for further policy updates and reminders! The Senate returned for its lame duck session on November 9, 2020 . November 16, 2020 The House will return for its lame duck session. November 17, 2020 House Republicans will hold leadership elections to determine who will hold the top spots in the House Republican conference. November 18-19, 2020 House Democrats will hold leadership elections. Every leadership position gets a vote, regardless of whether it is a contested race. The top three Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), and Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC), are...
Dear Research Advocate: In welcome news, last night the (departing) 115th Senate voted to confirm Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier as Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Research!America sent a thank you note acknowledging the roles Senate Commerce Committee leaders John Thune (R-SD) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) played in advancing the nomination. This confirmation is a great beginning for the new year – and the most recent evidence that advocacy works! Tomorrow marks Research!America’s 30th anniversary. There is no question that over three decades, the medical and health research advocacy community has become more organized and more effective. While our community...

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