Regular-ish Order in Congress Leads to Passage of NIH Budget

As political tensions rise in Washington, DC, pleas for a return to “Regular Order” grow. Regular Order can mean anything from a more bipartisan way of conducting the nation’s business all the way to a return to the arcane rules that govern the way legislation  … Read more

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Will Trump Restructure the NIH?

How many times have you complained about something the federal government does that doesn’t make sense to you, finishing with, “If I were president, I would change that”? Even if you can get yourself elected president you may not be able to make all the  … Read more

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Capitol Hill Life Science Fair

For the first time in memory, live scientific research came to Capitol Hill in the form of the 2018 Life Science Fair and Reception held on July 18, 2018. The fair, organized by the Coalition for the Life Sciences, had exhibits from eight organizations, including  … Read more

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ASCB Leadership on the Hill

The day after the spring ASCB Council Meeting, eight ASCB Council members were joined by five members of ASCB committees for a series of meetings on Capitol Hill. The Council members included ASCB President Jodi Nunnari, ASCB President-elect Andrew Murray, ASCB Treasurer Gary Gorbsky, ASCB  … Read more

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Senate passes tax bill in the dark of the night

Just after 2 am December 2, the United States Senate passed a bill that makes significant changes to the American tax system. Days earlier, the House of Representatives passed a similar bill. One of the changes in the bill passed by the House of Representatives,  … Read more

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