Science policy news weekly roundup: May 20, 2016 ?>

Science policy news weekly roundup: May 20, 2016

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Are raises for postdoctoral fellows on the way? Department of Labor changes overtime rules

Highlights from U.S. Senate committee hearing: Leveraging the U.S. science and technology enterprise

Welcome André Porter, the new policy analyst at ASBMB


ASBMB and FASEB reach out to Congress to voice their disapproval of reauthorizing and increasing funds into SBIR programs

Organizations express strong opposition to increasing set-asides (FASEB)


Scientific community raise as Congress moves forward with Zika funding propositions

CDC director warns GOP Zika bill is inadequate (The Associated Press)

The U.S. doesn’t have an emergency fund for health crises like Zika. That’s a huge mistake.  (VOX)

Ebola czar: America is failing on Zika (Politico)

Why we shouldn’t trade a weakened FDA for more medical research funds (stat)

U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., issues statement on the Zika Response Appropriations Act of 2016  (Van Hollen website)

Zika virus in the U.S.: 3 things to know before the Senate votes on at least $1B in emergency funding to fight mosquito-borne disease (International Business Times)

CBS News: House Republicans unveil Zika funding bill  (CBS News)


U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., misses the ball on a research study geared toward training the next generation of scientists

Analysis: Senator’s attack on ‘cheerleading’ study obscures government’s role in training scientists (Science Magazine)


The state of Georgia takes steps to move stem-cell research forward

Column: Georgia a stem cell leader? It’s the goal of state Sen. Thompson (Rome News)


The National Science Foundation is providing an opportunity for the public to comment on the agency’s Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide



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