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  • icon-advocacy-news February 22, 2018 Tell Congress to Increase NIH Funding
    Please let your Senators and Representative know that robust, sustained growth in NIH funding is crucial to maintaining the U.S.’s edge in scientific research.
  • icon-advocacy-news January 9, 2018 ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update
    Updates on NIH clinical trials, HHS nominee, budget caps, debt ceiling, and marijuana enforcement.
  • icon-advocacy-news December 15, 2017 ASPET thanks its members for helping to defeat the graduate tuition waiver tax
    Thanks to your efforts and the efforts of ASPET’s advocates, the conference committee decided to omit the repeal of the income tax exclusion for graduate students’ tuition that was in the House of Representatives’ bill.
  • icon-advocacy-news September 5, 2017 ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update
    Congress Returns to a Full Agenda; Senate Labor-HHS Markups Scheduled; NIH Issues Next Generation Researchers Policy
  • icon-advocacy-news August 8, 2017 ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update
    Congress Begins Summer Recess; Appropriations to Resume After Labor Day
  • icon-advocacy-news July 14, 2017 July 14, 2017: ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update
    Senate postpones summer recess; House appropriations bill boosts NIH, blocks proposed cuts to overhead payments; Debt ceiling looms large  Senate Postpones August Recess: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement on Wednesday announcing that the Senate will stay in session until August 11 - two weeks later than planned - to tackle its lengthy to-do list. In addition to passi…
  • icon-advocacy-news July 1, 2017 July 1, 2017: ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update
    NIH Director Testifies at Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing: NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., testified this week about the proposed FY 2018 budget for the NIH at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing. Other witnesses included: Dr. Douglas Lowy, M.D., Acting Director of the National Cancer Institute; Dr. Gary Gibbons, M.D., Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood In…
  • icon-advocacy-news June 16, 2017 June 16, 2017: ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update
    Budget and Appropriations Watch; Indirect Costs   Budget and Appropriations Watch: CQ reported that during a recent press briefing at Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney shared some insights into the administration's current thinking on fiscal policy: Debt Ceiling: The Trump administration will be flexible on the debt ceiling during summer negotiations, and Mulva…
  • icon-advocacy-news June 2, 2017 June 2, 2017: ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update
    Bipartisan support for NIH continues in wake of POTUS proposed cuts; FY 18 appropriations slog; NIH updates  Senators Send Letter to Appropriations Committee in Support of NIH: On May 24, Senators Robert Casey (R-Pa.) and Richard Burr (R-NC) led a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee asking appropriators to “maintain a strong commitment to funding for the National Institutes of…
  • icon-advocacy-news May 24, 2017 ASPET Joins Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research in Ads Thanking Congress for Support
    17-122 Wall Street Journal Ad_R3.indd When It Comes to the Nations Health, Theres One Thing We Can All Agree On: Medical Research Makes America Healthier and Stronger As a result of our nations bipartisan investment in medical research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Americans are living longer, healthier lives. We have new treatments and cures for diseases once considere
Last Updated: September 20, 2017

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