FABBS Joins AERA and Friends of IES for a Capitol Hill Briefing
March 29, 2018
On February 26th, 2018, speakers from diverse perspectives convened to provide a Congressional briefing entitled “Advances in Educating Underprepared College Students: Knowledge, Policy and Practice.” The briefing was organized by the Friends of the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES), a coalition of associations and institutions whose mission is advancing the objectives of IES, of which FABBS is a member. The American Educational Research Association (AERA) leads theread more
FY 2018 Federal Funding Set, but Work Continues on NIH Clinical Trials
March 28, 2018
The omnibus bill to fund the federal government in FY 2018 was signed into law on Friday, March 23, 2018. The two-year budget deal reached on February 9, 2018, increased spending caps for both defense and nondefense in the budget, making it easier to get the FY 2018 bills over the finish line. Still, it wasn’t easy, and took almost six months into the fiscal year to complete.
The $1.3 trillion omnibus, over 2200 pages in length, included all twelve annual spendingread more
Challenges Remain for NSF Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences in FY 2019
March 28, 2018
The House Committee on Space, Science and Technology (SST) held a hearing on March 16, 2018, to review the Administration’s 2019 fiscal year budget proposal for the National Science Foundation (NSF). Witnesses present at the hearing included Dr. France Cordova, Director of the NSF; Dr. Maria T. Zuber, Chair of the National Science Board (NSB); and Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, CEO of the NSF.
Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) and other Republican members of the committee statedread more
Budget Deals, Side Deals, and An Addendum: The Confusing State of Federal Science Funding
February 20, 2018
As Congressional leaders geared up to pass a fifth Continuing Resolution to keep the federal government funded in a fiscal year that began almost 6 months ago, there was increased enthusiasm that a budget deal to lift the sequestration level spending caps was possible. A deal was finally reached, and science advocates celebrated. Raising the caps meant more wiggle room in the federal budget to fund science agencies and now appropriators could begin the process of completingread more