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Outlook for Science in the 118th Congress

Speakership

After a historic number of attempts (15!) and considerable drama, on January 7th, House Republicans elected Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to be Speaker of the House. Speaker McCarthy made a long list of concessions in order to get the …

NIH Council of Councils Winter Meeting

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Councils met on January 19 and 20 to hear updates on current initiatives and discuss upcoming goals. Topics included Data Science Strategy, Nutrition Research, the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes Research …

Congressional Science Committees Take Shape

Representative Frank Lucas (R-OK) will chair the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee in the 118th Congress. He had served as the Ranking Member since 2019, and prior to that was Vice Chairman. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) will step into …

OSTP Advances National Scientific Integrity

On January 12th, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a framework for scientific integrity policies and practices across the government. FABBS previously submitted comments to the OSTP request for information (RFI) and contributed to a …

National Science Board Appoints New Members

On January 13, President Biden announced the pending appointment of eight members to the National Science Board (NSB), bringing the board to full capacity at 24 members.  

The NSB identifies issues critical to the future of the National Science Foundation …

Fiscal Year 23 Budget Includes Increases for Science

FABBS commends the House and Senate for coming together and passing the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023. The overdue omnibus provides 10.3 percent increase in R&D funding over FY 2022 including for federal agencies supporting behavioral and brain sciences: Institute …

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