Where’ve We Been? Meeting with Appropriations Staff!

Yesterday, Ben visited with appropriations staff to discuss the where Congress is in the budgeting process for FY16.  It turns out, the Appropriations Committee and their subcommittees have been working diligently to negotiate updated appropriations bills with the new funds made available thanks to the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015.  Subcommittees have already been provided…

Dr. Jo Handelsman, Assistant Director of Science for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy makes opening remarks.

Where Have We Been? Honoring Nobel Laureates!

On Tuesday, Ben attended a reception hosted by the U.S. State Department at the Blaire House honoring the four American Nobel Prize Winners, Dr. William C. Campbell (Physiology or Medicine), Dr. Paul Modrich (Chemistry), ASBMB member Dr. Aziz Sancar (Chemistry), and  Dr. Angus Deaton (Economic Sciences).


#SciencePolicy on Twitter

Twitter is a great tool to keep up with science policy news and events. Here’s a list of who we’re following in the ASBMB Public Affairs office. Occasionally, we’ll use this space to share some of the people and groups who have interesting takes on science policy. Of course sharing them here does not represent…


Passage of the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015 – What it really means

Here in the policy office of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, we’ve received e-mails, phone calls and tweets asking if the new federal budget agreement will lead to an increase in the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation budgets. The answer is this: We don’t know. Before jumping into the…