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FABBS Submits Testimony in Support of NSF Funding

May 23, 2018

FABBS submitted written testimony in support of robust funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The testimony included comments thanking the House Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee Chair, Rep. John Culberson, and Ranking Member, Rep. Jose Serrano, for their support of NSF in the FY 2018 omnibus appropriations bill as well as their support for all sciences funded by NSF.

In its testimony, FABBS applauds the efforts of NSF to support

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FABBS Sponsors Cohen Silver for Capitol Hill Exhibition

May 23, 2018

FABBS was pleased to invite Roxane Cohen Silver, (Professor, University of California, Irvine) to present her NSF-funded research at the 24th Annual Coalition for National Science Funding’s Exhibition and Reception on Capitol Hill. The event, “Investments in Scientific and Educational Research: Fueling American Innovation,” took place on May 9th, 2018, in the Rayburn House Building. Cohen Silver represented the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, a FABBS member

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Balanced Budget Agreement Vote Fails in House, Waiting for Action in Senate

May 23, 2018

Talk of a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution may seem insignificant to the concerns of scientists, but there are huge implications for science funding, as well as other government programs. In April, the U.S. House of Representatives held a vote on H.J. Res 2, which would require federal government expenditures in any year to be offset by revenues collected in that same year. It would also require a true majority of each chamber to pass tax increases and a

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Congress Holds Hearings to Examine the NIH Budget Request

May 23, 2018

On May 17, NIH Director Francis Collins testified before the Senate Labor, Health and Human and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, providing details about not only how the agency intends to spend its $3 billion increase in the remaining months of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, but also discussing its FY 2019 outlook.

Dr. Collins took advantage of the hearing to announce NIH had suspended enrollment in a study on the health effects of moderate alcohol consumption. The study, which

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