News from FABBS

Fiscal Year 2018 Deliberations Proceed

June 21st, 2017

Since the Administration released its proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget last month, Congress has been considering how it can complete the FY 2018 appropriations process before the new fiscal year begins on October 1.

Under normal circumstances, the president’s detailed budget would have been released in February, giving Congress more time to not only consider the president’s proposal, but also to prepare a budget resolution—a step Congress conducts to determine

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White House Releases Discouraging Details of its Fiscal Year 2018 Proposed Budget

May 25th, 2017

On Tuesday, May 22, the Trump Administration released its proposed fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget, “A New Foundation for American Greatness.” Building upon the Administration’s initial “skinny” budget release in March, this comprehensive document encompasses President Trump’s first proposed budget. Unfortunately, the budget does not bode well for federal agencies important to the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS).


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Scientists Showcase “Neuroscience Discoveries in Reading and Dyslexia” on Capitol Hill

FABBS was pleased to invite Joanna Christodoulou, EdD (MGH Institute of Health Professions and Harvard Graduate School of Education) and Tyler Perrachione, PhD (Boston University) to present their research at the 23rd 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 16th, 2017, in the Rayburn House Building, where 35 exhibitors

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Uncertainty Surrounding Fiscal Year 2017 Endgame

April 20th, 2017

On April 7, Congress adjourned for a two-week recess, or district work period, without passing legislation to resolve the outstanding Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 appropriations for federal agencies, which continue to operate under a Continuing Resolution (CR). Still, negotiations are occurring with hopes of producing an FY 2017 omnibus spending measure.

Most pundits agree, at a minimum, another short-term CR will be necessary to keep the government open beyond April 28,

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