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Progress on Federal Research Bills

May 26, 2022

NSF Reauthorization

The House and Senate are moving forward with a Conference Committee to negotiate differences between the House-passed America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength (America COMPETES) Act and Senate-passed United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA). Both bills include provisions to reauthorize the National Science Foundation (NSF). Along with other measures aimed at bolstering domestic

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ARPA-H Listening Sessions Wrap-up

As previously reported by FABBS, the Biden Administration has proposed the creation of a new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) at the National Institutes of Health. Over the summer the NIH and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted 15 listening sessions to get feedback on the proposal. The sessions were held to understand the opportunities and barriers to accelerating health research breakthroughs with input from nearly 250

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