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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.

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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National Science Board and Board on Behavioral, Cognitive and Sensory Sciences Hold Fall Meetings

November 21, 2019

The National Science Board (NSB) met on November 19th and 20th. NSF Director, France Córdova, reviewed recent NSF activities and accomplishments including Nobel Prize and MacArthur winners supported by NSF. Córdova announced Convergence Accelerator awards for two Big Ideas: Harnessing the Data Revolution and the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier. Daniel Gorogg was among the new senior staff announced. He recently joined the Social, Behavioral and Economic

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