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  • 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
  • icon-advocacy-statement May 23, 2017 ASPET Response to President Trump’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Full Budget Request
    AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PHARMACOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS 9650 Rockville Pike | Bethesda | MD | 20814-3995 P: (301) 634-7060 | F: (301) 634-7061 | E: | For Immediate Release Contact: Susanna Aguirre 301-634-7062 ASPET Response to President Trumps Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Full Budget Request BETHESDA The American Society for
  • icon-advocacy-news May 19, 2017 May 19, 2017: ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update
    POTUS detailed budget expected 5/23; House Appropriations Subcommittee holds hearing on advances in biomedical research; House science subcommittees to examine indirect costs for R&D  President’s Detailed FY 2018 Budget to be Released May 23: In March the Administration released a “Skinny Budget” Blueprint for FY 2018 which outlined the budget priorities of the Administr…
  • icon-advocacy-news May 17, 2017 May 17, 2017: ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update
    NIH appropriations hearing scheduled; FY 2018 outlook; More transitions  NIH Hearing Scheduled: The House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee has scheduled a hearing on the NIH for Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 10 a.m. NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, is scheduled to testify and will be accompanied by five institute directors.  Witnesses: Dr. Francis Collins, Director, NI…
  • icon-advocacy-news May 5, 2017 May 5, 2017: ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update
    ACA repeal; Omnibus passes in the Senate as expected and heads to POTUS; On to FY 2018 appropriations  ACA Repeal Passes in House: The House passed an Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement bill today. In addition to the significant implications for health care access, the bill would repeal the medical device tax and, tragically, eliminate the Prevention and Public Health Fund. As written, thi…
Last Updated: September 20, 2017

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