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  • February 3, 2017 ASPET Joins 164 Leading Scientific Groups in AAAS Letter Addressing Immigration Executive Order
    February 10, 2017 President Donald J. Trump The White House United States of America Dear President Trump: The January 27, 2017, White House Executive Order on visas and immigration has profound implications for diplomatic, humanitarian, and national security interests, in part because of the negative impact on U.S. science and engineering capacity. The 182 und
  • icon-advocacy-statement February 1, 2017 ASPET Urges Congressional Leadership to Pass 2017 Spending Package Without Delay
    AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PHARMACOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS Transforming Discoveries into Therapies ASPET 9650 Rockville Pike Bethesda, Maryland 20814 Office: 301-634-7060 aspet.org President Donald J. Trump The White House Washington, DC 20500 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader US Senate S-230, The Capitol Washington, DC 20510 The Honorabl
  • February 1, 2017 ASPET Statement on Executive Order Addresses Implications for Members, Biomedical Research Community
    AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PHARMACOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS 9650 Rockville Pike | Bethesda | MD | 20814-3995 P: (301) 634-7060 | F: (301) 634-7061 | E: info@aspet.org | www.aspet.org For Immediate Release Contact: Susanna Aguirre 301-634-7062 saguirre@aspet.org ASPET Statement on Executive Order Restricting Immigration BETHESDA The American Society f
  • icon-advocacy-statement January 9, 2017 ASPET Joins 260 Research Organizations in Letter to New Administration and Congressional Leadership Urging Completion of FY 2017 Spending Package
    ASPET has joined 260 patient, medical, scientific, academic, and research organizations in signing a  letter to President Trump and Congressional leadership, urging the completion of an FY 2017 spending package that includes $34.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The letter and accompanying fact sheet was delivered last night. Earlier this month, ASPET submitted a s…
  • icon-advocacy-news December 15, 2016 Federal Agencies Funded Through April 28, 2017 Under New CR
    With only minutes to spare before a government shutdown, on December 9 the Senate passed the House-approved “continuing resolution” (CR) extending funding for federal agencies from December 10, 2016 through April 28, 2017. The Senate vote on the CR (R 2028) was 63-36. President Barack Obama signed the CR into law over the weekend. In related news, the president will sign the 21st Centu…
  • icon-advocacy-statement December 14, 2016 ASPET Applauds Passage of 21st Century Cures Act as Additional Investment in Biomedical Research
    AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PHARMACOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS 9650 Rockville Pike | Bethesda | MD | 20814-3995 P: (301) 634-7060 | F: (301) 634-7061 | E: info@aspet.org | www.aspet.org For Immediate Release Contact: Susanna Aguirre 301-634-7062 saguirre@aspet.org ASPET Applauds Passage of 21 st Century Cures Act as Additional Investment in Biomedical R
  • icon-advocacy-news December 8, 2016 21st Century Cures Act Ready for POTUS After Senate Passage
      The Senate followed the House in in an overwhelming  94-5 vote in support of the 21st Century Cures Act.  According to The Hill, it is expected to be signed into law by the President very quickly. Passage of the Act is considered a victory for biomedical researchers, pharmaceutical companies and patients. In addition to mental health and opioid addiction aid and provisions af…
  • icon-advocacy-news December 7, 2016 House GOP Introduces CR to Prevent Government Shutdown
      House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers has introduced short-term CR (H.R. 2028) to prevent a government shutdown and continue funding for federal programs and services until April 28, 2017. The legislation also contains funding for emergency disaster relief. Chairman Rogers gave the following statement on the introduction of this CR: “This Continuing Resolution is the necessary step for a…
  • icon-advocacy-news December 1, 2016 U.S. House of Representatives Approves 21st Century Cures; Bill Heads to Senate
      The House on November 30 approved the 21st Century Cures Act , 392-26, amended by a Manager’s Amendment submitted by House Energy and Commerce Chair Fred Upton (R-Mich.). While the Manager’s Amendment modifies slightly the allocation of funding in the NIH Innovation Account on an annual basis, it maintains the overall level of funding in the Account at a total of $4.796 billion between FYs…
  • icon-advocacy-news November 11, 2016 DelBene Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging $2 Billion Boost for NIH
      More than 160 House members signed the bipartisan letter urging congressional leaders to prioritize biomedical research by increasing funding for NIH.  Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) led more than 160 House members in urging the House Appropriations Committee to fund the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at no less than $34 billion in any forthcoming appropriations legislation. The bipart…
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