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Modernizing Federal Support Agencies to Meet the Research and Information Needs of Congress

November 3, 2021

On October 21, the House of Representatives Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress held a hearing on “Modernizing the Congressional Support Agencies to Meet the Needs of an Evolving Congress.” Witnesses representing the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) spoke about role of these agencies to support the science and technology information needs of Congress. Committee

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Bipartisan Group Forms Congressional Caucus on Social Determinants of Health

September 8, 2021

Earlier this summer, a bipartisan group of legislators announced a new congressional caucus to address the social determinants of health – non-medical factors that impact health. Led by Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Tom Cole (R-OK), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), and Markwayne Mullin (R-IN), the formation of the caucus followed the spring introduction of legislation – Social Determinants Accelerator Act (HR 2503).

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Congress Debates Spending Priorities

September 8, 2021

September will be a busy and complicated month on Capitol Hill as Congressional leaders push to meet key deadlines on major spending legislation amid intraparty disagreements over the size and scope of those plans.

Key to watch for FABBS members is the status of Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations. Federal funding expires at the end of September, and Congress is increasingly likely to pass a stopgap continuing resolution (CR) to avoid a government shutdown. CRs disrupt the

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