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Appropriations – Where are we now? ?>

Appropriations – Where are we now?

Omnibus – minibus – continuing resolution – super committee … what does it all mean for the biomedical research community right now?  Well, here it is in a nutshell. EXISTING SITUATION:  Currently, the government is operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR), which funds the NIH at the FY2011 level through November 18, 2011, which is $30.7 billion.  FY11 ended on September 30, 2011, however Congress did not pass a single appropriation bill, which lead to the need for the CR…

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NCATS Budget Details Finally Released ?>

NCATS Budget Details Finally Released

Months after recommending the creation of the National Center for the Advancement of Translational Science, the National Institutes of Health have finally outlined the expected budget for the new entity.  On Monday, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sent a letter to Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (which funds the NIH) detailing the expected budgetary outlays for NCATS in FY12.  Importantly, though…

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NIH Leadership Testifies Before Congress ?>

NIH Leadership Testifies Before Congress

On Wednesday morning, the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education heard testimony from NIH leadership in regards to their agency’s FY12 budget request.  In addition to Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Ranking Member Richard Shelby, R-Ala., subcommittee stalwarts Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., were joined during the hearing by new members Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Sen. Jerry Moran, D-Kan. Sen. Harkin opened the hearing by welcoming the panelists: Francis Collins,…

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