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Congressional District Health Dashboard Unveiled

Co-Chairs of the Congressional Public Health Caucus, Representative Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL), in cooperation with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NYU Langone Health, debuted the Congressional District Health Dashboard, a new website that provides unbiased data and interactive features on 36 key measures and drivers of health for every congressional district.

FABBS Endorses Data Science and Literacy Act

Congresswoman Haley Stevens introduced the Data Science and Literacy Act with Representatives Jim Baird (R-IN), Don Beyer (D-VA, and Young Kim (R-CA).  FABBS has endorsed this legislation.

The Data Science and Literacy Act supports a voluntary program at the Department …

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 …

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 …

Marijuana Research Bill Signed into Law

The Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (H.R. 8454) passed the Senate on November 16th and was signed into law by President Biden on December 2nd. The bipartisan bill, introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and …

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 …

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