The world of science policy can be hard to keep up with, especially when a scientist is consumed at the bench. That’s where the Policy Blotter comes in! The Science Policy Roundup features the week’s science policy news.
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., released details of a deal struck to fund the government over the next two years.
- “A deal on federal spending” – Policy Blotter
- “Moving on from last night’s budget agreement” – Policy Blotter
- “House Passes Budget Deal” – Roll Call
- “Senate budget vote no slam dunk” – Politico
The U.S. House passed the Gabriella Miller Kids First Act.
- “Politicizing pediatric research” – Policy Blotter
- “Democrats Ignore Leaders to Pass Pediatrics Research Bill” – Roll Call
The U.S. House held a special order speech session to discuss the National Institutes of Health. The ASBMB and data from our report, Unlimited Potential, Vanishing Opportunity, was mentioned several times.
- House session, Part II (skip to 3 hours, 2 minutes for the NIH speeches) – C-SPAN
- House members put the spotlight on NIH – Policy Blotter
The NIH will be experimenting with programs to fund people, not projects, and the National Science Foundation moves to improve transparency and accountability.
- “NIH to experiment with high-risk grants” – Nature
- “Transparency and accountability at the NSF” – Policy Blotter
- “Important Notice to Presidents of Universities and Colleges and Heads of Other National Science Foundation Awardee Organizations: Transparency and Accountability at NSF” – NSF
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