In an extremely rare Saturday session of the U.S. Senate, senators passed the massive fiscal 2015 spending bill by a vote of 56-40. Passage ends any possibility of a government shutdown and ensures most of the federal government is fully funded through the end of the fiscal year.
For details on what the dollars look like for the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, click here.
For details on what the spending bill tells us about Congress’ priorities for the NIH, click here.
CORRECTION: Previous version of this posting stated passage of this bill ends the 113th Congress. There are still some Congressional activity ongoing in the next week, however none if it is expected to have any impact on the scientific community.