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  • 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-statement August 24, 2017 ASPET Joins 109 National Organizations in Response to Proposed Cuts to Facilities and Administrative Expenses
    ASPET recently signed onto a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and HHS Secretary Tom Price expressing concerns about the administration's FY 18 funding proposal on NIH.
  • 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-testimony June 16, 2017 ASPET Submits Testimony to Congress on the Importance of NIH Funding in the FY 2018 Appropriations Cycle
    The House and Senate appropriations committees recently solicited testimony on funding priorities from stakeholder organizations as they prepare their fiscal year (FY) 2018 spending bills.
  • 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…
  • May 26, 2017 May 26, 2017: ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update
    POTUS releases full-budget request; Concern from both sides of aisle on proposed cuts to NIH; FY 2018 budget process begins; Sequestration watch?   President’s Detailed FY 2018 Budget Released: On May 23 the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMG) released the Trump Administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget proposal titled “A New Foundation for American Greatne…
  • 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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