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Key Federal Agency Science Leaders Hang in the Balance

Despite the scientific community urging for a speedy confirmation of Dr. Bertagnolli as NIH Director, Senator Sanders (I-VT), has asserted that he will not support any nominee until the White House has moved to slash drug prices. Senator Warren (D-MA), …

Reauthorizing the Education Science and Reform Act

The Senate HELP Committee leadership, Chairman Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Ranking Member Bill Cassidy (R-LA) have requested feedback from the community on topics related to the Education Science and Reform Act (ESRA) reauthorization. This request suggest that the committee plans to …

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.

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 …

The National Board for Education Sciences is Back

Nearly 6 years after their last meeting, a national board that helps guide federally funded education research will become active again.  

President Biden appointed 14 new members to the National Board for Education Sciences, which advises the Department of Education’s …

Election Results On Key Science Committees

While we are still awaiting the results of a handful of House seats too close to call, House Republicans are already negotiating leadership positions. The victories of incumbent Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, (D-NV) , and Mark Kelly, (D-AZ) assure that …

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