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News from FABBS

FABBS reports on items of interest to many communities – scientists, policymakers, and the public. In our news, you will see updates on science funding and policy, articles that translate research for policy, and descriptions of the research contributions of scientists at all stages of their research careers.

Q&A with Nora Newcombe, FABBS President

December 18, 2019

FABBS would like to thank ​Nora S. Newcombe, Temple University, for her tremendous service to FABBS. Dr. Newcombe will be ending her two-year term as FABBS President at the end of the year. We asked her for some parting words of wisdom.

What led you to become the president of the FABBS board? 

Scientists often complain about lack of funding, lack of understanding of what they do, and failure to translate their data and insights into policies. One of my

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Advisory Committee for SBE Meets, Discusses Goals and Challenges

December 18, 2019

The fall meeting of the NSF Social, Behavioral, and Economic
Sciences (SBE) Advisory Committee took place on December 12-13. This committee
meets twice yearly to provide advice, recommendations, and oversight to the
Directorate concerning support for research, education, and human resources.

The meeting began with Arthur “Skip” Lupia, Assistant
Director, SBE, reviewing the directorate goals of advancing science, growing
the economy, enhancing safety and security,

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Senate Poised to Vote and the President Expected to Sign a Budget Deal for FY2020

December 18, 2019

On December 17th, the House of Representatives voted to approve two minibus spending packages (HR 1158 National Security and HR 1865 Domestic) that together contain all 12 Fiscal Year 2020 spending bills. The Senate is expected to vote on both minibus packages on Thursday, with only one day until the December 20th deadline. In order to avoid a government shutdown, the President is expected to sign. If passed, these bills will fund the federal government until September

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Congress Passes Another Continuing Resolution until December 20

November 21, 2019

This afternoon, the Senate passed a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government open past today, November 21, the deadline of the previous CR. This second CR, passed by the House on Wednesday, will keep the government open until December 20. Ideally, this will give appropriators time to agree on how to allot $1.37 trillion in discretionary spending among the 12 annual spending bills – referred to as 302 (b) allocations. 

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