On Jan. 23, the House unanimously passed H.R.589 - Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act which would provide the first-ever comprehensive statutory guidance for DOE’s Office of Science and its network of national laboratories. The bill also includes provisions to enhance technology transfer from DOE’s 17 national laboratories, improve research coordination across the department, and boost … Continue reading First-Ever Comprehensive Statutory Guidance for DOE’s Office of Science Passes House
This bill authorizes FY2017 appropriations and sets forth policies regarding the military activities of the Department of Defense (DOD), military construction, and the national security programs of the Department of Energy (DOE).
President Donald Trump has decided to retain Dr. Francis Collins as director of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) until a permanent Director is appointed. The hold-over of Collins will provide some consistency to the agency during the uncertain budget period looming in 2017.
The Environmental Protection Agency said Fiat Chrysler violated the Clean Air Act by allegedly installing and failing to disclose software in some 104,000 cars and trucks that alters emissions.
5 Science and Technology House Bills to Watch- Nuclear Energy, Energy Research, FDA and Cosmetics, Development of Mineral Resources, and Fetal Tissue Donations.
The Committee on Advancing Understanding of the Human Microbiome will hold its third meeting on January 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. This committee is charged with developing a research strategy to better understand the interactions between environmental chemicals and the human microbiomes and the implications of those interactions on human health risk.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold an organizational business meeting to consider committee rules, an original resolution authorizing expenditures by the committee during the 115th Congress. See the bills the committee is considering here!