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We commend congressional leaders for their determination in lifting the outdated caps on fiscal year 2018 and 2019 defense and non-defense spending.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...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
A long-term deal to boost federal spending will bring $8 billion for medical previous research and programs meant to fight the opioid epidemic. Republicans and Democrats reached an agreement to raise the cap on federal spending by more than $150...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
We are gravely concerned by stagnant funding levels for non-defense programs in the latest stopgap spending bill proposed by House leadership. The measure does not live up to our nation’s resolve to build a healthier, more prosperous America and...
Monday, February 5, 2018
In his Jan. 30 op-ed, Eric S. Lander decries the lack of attention in Washington, much less debate, to our nation’s tenuous leadership in science and technology. This could help explain why there’s so much uncertainty among the public about the...

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You can change the image of things to come. But you can’t do it sitting on your hands … The science community should reach out to Congress and build bridges.
The Honorable John E. Porter