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Congress on August Recess Leaving Many Federal Budget Questions to Resolve

Members of the House and Senate are on recess for the month of August, having left many questions about the fiscal year (FY) 2024 budget unanswered, promising a busy and contentious September.

The Senate will reconvene on September 5th and …

Biden’s FY24 Budget Prioritizes NSF and ARPA-H Funding

President Biden released a ‘skinny’ version of his budget on March 9, demonstrating the administration’s priorities. FABBS Executive Director had the opportunity to attend the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) budget release, which focused on NSF, NIST, and ARPA-H. FABBS commends the significant increase to the NSF budget, yet notes that the recommendation for NIH falls well short of the community request.

Outlook for Science in the 118th Congress


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 …

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 …

Congress Works to Wrap up FY 23 Budget and Settle Committee Leadership for the 118th

At the time of writing, all eyes were on the Senate to approve the House-passed continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government open until December 23rd*. Having reached a bipartisan agreement on topline spending numbers earlier this week, Appropriators have said …

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 …

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