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Hurdles to an omnibus for 2015

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the continuing resolution that is funding the federal government through Dec. 11. With all of the recent news about Ebola research funding, I wanted to revisit the fiscal 2015 research funding outlook before Congress returns after the election. There are three options for Congress regarding FY15 funding

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Science policy news weekly roundup: October 17, 2014

The roundup is formatted with the title of the story, followed by the news source in parentheses and a brief summary. If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to esiebrasse@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup. Ebola – There have been numerous articles about Ebola this week. Instead of listing all of…

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Will the midterm elections affect scientists?

The midterm elections are less than three weeks away, and you may be wondering how they will affect scientists and research funding. As a nonprofit, ASBMB cannot give you voting advice or endorse a particular candidate. However, we can provide you with factual information to better inform your vote. The entire U.S. House of Representatives…

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Has NIH caught Ebola fever?

Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, has been one of the best advocates for the NIH I have ever seen. His ability to easily maneuver from one NIH research topic to another during budget hearings has been truly artful at times. While his guitar playing has driven me personally crazy…

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Science policy news weekly roundup: October 10, 2014

The roundup is formatted with the title of the story, followed by the news source in parentheses and a brief summary. If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to esiebrasse@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup. Ebola Warren blames Congress for slashing Ebola research funding (The Hill) U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.,…

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The Blotter Q&A: continuing resolutions

President Obama signed the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (H.J. Res. 124) on Sep. 19. This legislation will fund the government, including the National Institutes of Health, at fiscal 2014 levels through Dec. 11. It also addresses other federal priorities and includes $88 million in additional funding to combat the ongoing Ebola outbreak. The Ebola funding…

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Science policy news weekly roundup: October 3, 2014

The roundup is formatted with the title of the story, followed by the news source in parentheses and a brief summary. If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to esiebrasse@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup. Federal science funding Agency leading Ebola response has had budget cut nearly $600 million since 2010…