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Budget Update: House Passes Bill that Combines Short Term Funding with Lifting Debt Limit

September 22, 2021

Congress continues to inch closer to a number of key deadlines in the coming weeks. Most importantly, government funding expires on September 30 and the federal debt limit will be reached sometime in October. If Congress fails to pass appropriations and lift the debt limit, the government will shut down and the Treasury will be unable to meet its financial obligations. 

On September 21, the House of Representatives passed a bill combining short-term

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OSTP Issues Pandemic Preparedness Plan

September 22, 2021

On Sept. 2, the Biden administration released American Pandemic Preparedness: Transforming Our Capabilities, a $65 billion plan – invested over 10 years-  to address future pandemics. The preparedness strategy includes five main pillars: Transforming our Medical Defenses; Ensuring Situational Awareness; Strengthening Public Health Systems; Building Core Capabilities; Managing the Mission. 

The memo credits the speed of

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NIH September Advisory Council

September 22, 2021
Each of the NIH Institutes has its own advisory council that plays four key roles: performing second-level review, advising on policy, reviewing programs, and developing and clearing concepts for: program announcements, requests for applications, and solicitations.
FABBS covers Council meetings for numerous Institutes of Health which invest in the behavioral and cognitive sciences to identify the opportunities — and sometime challenges — for our disciplines. FABBS

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FABBS Responds to RFI on Climate and Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Climate Change and Human Health Working Group recently sought stakeholder input on approaches and priorities that NIH should consider adopting to enhance research on the health implications of climate change. FABBS responded on behalf of our community, with a focus on how the behavioral sciences can be leveraged across NIH to maximize the health benefits of federal investments in climate research. Read FABBS’ full comments. 

We encouraged NIH to

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