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. Committeeread more
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 appropriations and lift the debt limit, the government will shut down and the Treasury will be unable to meet its financial obligations.
On September 21, the House of Representatives passed a bill combining short-termread more
House Committee Advances NSF for the Future Act
On June 15, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology took the next step in advancing the bipartisan National Science Foundation for the Future Act, which FABBS has endorsed. After incorporating a number of amendments, the committee voted unanimously to advance the bill, paving the way for its consideration before the whole House. The bill authorizes funding increases at the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the next five years and would adopt important new policies, includingread more
Legislation Endorsed by FABBS Passes House
On Monday, May 17, the House of Representatives passed five bills endorsed by the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS). The legislation passed by voice vote, a process requiring a two-thirds majority for passage, indicating broad bipartisan support for these important measures.
These bipartisan bills sponsored by Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, now head to theread more