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CRomnibus: there's more there than dollars ?>

CRomnibus: there's more there than dollars

Many of us have focused on the bottom line of H.R. 83, the fiscal 2015 continuing resolution-omnibus (CRomnibus) funding package, which the U.S. House passed last night. Science funding agencies like the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation received modest funding increases.

Science policy news weekly roundup: November 14, 2014 ?>

Science policy news weekly roundup: November 14, 2014

The roundup is formatted with the title of the story, followed by the news source in parentheses and a brief summary. If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to esiebrasse@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup. Funding House Democrats urge leaders to increase research funding (The Hill) Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives urged their leaders to fund the National Institutes of Health at its pre-sequester level, adjusted for inflation, in the forthcoming omnibus appropriations bill….

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Has NIH caught Ebola fever? ?>

Has NIH caught Ebola fever?

Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, has been one of the best advocates for the NIH I have ever seen. His ability to easily maneuver from one NIH research topic to another during budget hearings has been truly artful at times. While his guitar playing has driven me personally crazy (When was the last time secretaries John Kerry and Chuck Hagel used a banjo to sing about their budget woes?), it has been an effective…

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