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Monday, March 19, 2018
John Edward Porter, a long-time key Congressional appropriator and advocate for biomedical research, received the Research!America Legacy Award at an advocacy awards dinner March 14.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Derek Rapp, president and chief executive officer of JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, and Dr. Guillermo (Willy) Prado, dean of the University of Miami’s Graduate School, the Leonard M. Miller Professor of...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Yesterday (February 12), President Donald Trump’s administration released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2019—just days after Congress passed a deal to increase discretionary spending caps. The proposal calls for cuts to some science agencies...
Monday, February 12, 2018
We had hoped that President Trump’s budget would reinforce Congress’ determination, embodied in the bipartisan budget agreement, to advance U.S. research and development (R&D) and other crucial American imperatives. We appreciate the president’s...
Monday, February 12, 2018
Biomedical research funding was one of the budget lines saved from cuts by last-minute adjustments to President Donald Trump’s administration’s 2019 budget proposal released today . Still, advocates say they had hoped for more. Funding for the...
Monday, February 12, 2018
Universities and biomedical researchers narrowly escaped a White House cull in federal funding, saved by the recent budget deal that kept the NIH afloat at current levels. The White House sent Feb. 12 to Congress its request for funding the federal...
Sunday, February 11, 2018
The White House is expected to release its fiscal 2019 budget request on Monday, and health advocates will be watching closely to see if this year’s proposal will contain deep cuts to the agencies charged with bolstering public health and finding...
Sunday, February 11, 2018
The appointment of Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency was met with incredulity. Pruitt, who served as the attorney general for the state of Oklahoma, made a career out of suing the agency 14 times in efforts to block...
Friday, February 9, 2018
We commend congressional leaders for their determination in lifting the outdated caps on fiscal year 2018 and 2019 defense and non-defense spending. This bipartisan budget deal provides a crucial opportunity to re-energize our national commitment to...
Friday, February 9, 2018
GOVERNMENT OPENS, TELEMEDICINE ADVANCES IN SPENDING DEAL: Provisions that would expand Medicare coverage for telemedicine services appear in both the House and Senate versions of a federal spending bill that lawmakers passed this morning after late...


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